Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Zakieh A. Mohammed  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Zakieh A. Mohammed on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mohammed is a native of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Zakieh A. Mohammed is an award-winning teacher who has always felt fortunate to be surrounded by inspirational stories found along the boulevards of Chicago, the hills of Pennsylvania, and the villages of the Middle East.

An educator for over 20 years, she is an award-winning teacher, and Chicago Public School administrator.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A Girl Named October
ISBN: 0999024957. OCLC Number:

Ripple Grove Press. .

Can empathy be taught? The importance of empathy and its impact are explored in A Girl Named October. The title character, October, is ever present as the narrator navigates a life without realizing how even the smallest memories, interactions, and expressions can impact a very large, and often imposing, world. Touching the world is no longer an abstract idea, but a concrete action that reveals how everything we do affects everyone around us. Lighthearted in its approach, but powerful in its message, this book tells a story that will spur conversations with children and adults alike.