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Anoosha Syed

Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian freelance illustrator and character designer for animation. She has illustrated several books for children and recently wrote and illustrated a work for children

Fiction, Juvenile (Picture book)

That’s Not My Name!

New York: Viking, 2022.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Mirha is so excited for her first day of school! She can’t wait to learn, play, and make new friends. But when her classmates mispronounce her name, she goes home wondering if she should find a new one. Maybe then she’d be able to find a monogrammed keychain at the gas station or order a hot chocolate at the cafe more easily.

Mama helps Mirha to see how special her name is, and she returns to school the next day determined to help her classmates say it correctly–even if it takes a hundred tries.

Awards and Honours

2023 Blue Spruce Award (Honour Book #1)


Anoosha Syed personal website

Publisher and distributor Penguin Random House Canada