Noura's Extraordinary Superpower Book Talk


Thu Feb 02 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm


Haymarket House | Chicago, IL

Join author Reda A. Taleb in conversation with Andrea Haidar and Maya Atassi about her children's book, Noura's Extraordinary Superpower!
About this Event

Haymarket House is exctied to host author Reda A. Taleb who will discuss her new children’s book, “Noura’s Extraordinary Superpower!” with Andrea Haidar, a licensed Chicago-area social workers, and Maya Atassi, Director of Operations with the Syrian Community Network.

“Noura’s Extraordinary Superpower!” explores the impact of incarceration on children with a specific focus on Arab Americans and Muslims. The book is written for children ages 5 – 11 years old, however, older youth and readers of all ages have found it meaningful as well.

Please join us for a reading and conversation about this important book followed by a reception with light refreshments.

****Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all attendees. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.***


About the speakers:

Reda A. Taleb, author of Noura's Extraordinary Superpower!, is a native Detroiter, and the proud daughter of Lebanese Muslim immigrants. She is a strategic, transformative leader, with a demonstrated history of over 15 years of nonprofit experience that spans civic, legal, entrepreneurial, and social justice movements across the United States. As the Founder/CEO of Dream Catcher Innovations™, Reda serves a national clientele with Nonprofit Development and Management, Program Design and Implementation, Strategy Development and Implementation, Fundraising, Social Impact Movement Building, DEI Advocacy, and Community Building.

Andrea Haidar is a licensed clinical social worker and a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her work is focused on increasing access to mental health services for people of color, immigrants, and refugees. Andrea previously worked as a therapist at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), where she provided services in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Andrea holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Maya Atassi is the Director of Operations for SCN (Syrian Community Network).


This event is sponsored by Haymarket Books, Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Alliance (MIRA) and Syrian Community Network. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work.


Where is it happening?

Haymarket House, 800 West Buena Avenue, Chicago, United States

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USD 0.00 to USD 25.00

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Host or Publisher Haymarket Books

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