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Three must-read books from our Author Advocates

September 15, 2022


Room to Read is thrilled to welcome three new Author Advocates to our Book Creator Collective this month — Deborah Abela, Mohsin Zaidi and Nandana Dev Sen.

These global Author Advocates share a passion for storytelling and recognize the value of books to shed light on diverse topics, perspectives and experiences. You can learn more about each member on our Book Creator Collective webpage.

Discover which books we’re excited to read from our newest Book Creator Collective members:

Deborah Abela

Hot off the press in Australia last month is Deborah Abela’s “The Book of Wondrous Possibilities” for readers ages 8+. This fictional story follows young Arlo Goodman who lives with his Uncle Avery in an apartment above a bookshop. When a girl named Lisette enters the bookshop one day, Arlo is swept into an exhilarating adventure involving a magical book. Discover more about the wonder of books and libraries with this new read!

Learn more about Deborah Abela







Mohsin Zaidi

Named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian, GQ, The New Statesman and Attitude, Mohsin Zaidi’s memoir “A Dutiful Boy” shares his childhood experience as a Muslim boy living in a low-income community of London in a strict religious household. Learn more about how Mohsin comes to terms with his identity and sexuality throughout his life in this raw and eye-opening narrative. 

Learn more about Mohsin Zaidi







Nandana Dev Sen

Nadana Dev Sen’s latest publication, “Acrobat,” is a compelling collection of poetry translated from the original Bengali writings of her late mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Centered around themes of womanhood, intimacy and the body politic, Nabaneeta’s poems explore the diverse emotional depths of life’s unpredictable journeys. From the joys and agonies of first love to childbirth to growing old, Nandana shares an authenticity within poetry that touches us all.

Learn more about Nandana Dev Sen