Next Letter for Kids: Susan Muaddi Darraj


We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Susan Muaddi Darraj! Susan writes to us about her home city—the lesser-known Phoenix—and about the places she’d love to travel to, plus she shares how she keeps her well of imagination full!

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Susan Muaddi Darraj won an American Book Award for her short story collection, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, which also earned an Arab American Book Award and the AWP Grace Paley Prize. In 2018, she was named a 2018 Ford Fellow by USA Artists. She created the viral #TweetYourThobe social media campaign to promote Palestinian culture in 2019. Farah Rocks Fifth Grade is her debut children’s novel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @SusanDarraj or find her at


Photograph of Susan Muaddi Darraj by Matthew D’Agostino.