Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

Born: , in Bombay, India


Illinois Connection

Ahmed grew up in Batavia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Samira Ahmed taught high school English, helped create dozens of small high schools, and fought to secure billions of additional dollars to fairly fund public schools. She's lived in Vermont, Chicago, New York City, and Kauai.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Love, Hate and Other Filters"""

-- *New York Times Bestseller

-- *ABA Indies Introduce Selection for Winter/Spring 2018,

-- *ABA IndieNext Top Pick

-- *Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

-- *Kobo Winter eBook Indie Pick

-- *Starred Reviews - Booklist, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, BookPage

-- *YALSA 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee

-- *Seventeen Magazine Top 22 Young Adult Book of 2018

-- *Society of Midland Authors Literary Award Winner in Children's Fiction

-- *Goodreads Choice Award Semi-Finalist 2018

-- *Illinois Reads Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

-- *School Library Journal Best Book of 2018

-- *Bustle Best Young Adult Book of 2018

-- *2018 Shimmy Awards Semi-Finalist

-- *School Library Journal Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

-- *Buzzfeed Best Book of 2018

-- *2019 TAYSHAS List Selection

-- *BookPeople's Teen Press Corps Top 18 Books of 2018