Aya Ghanameh is a Palestinian illustrator, writer, and designer from Amman, Jordan. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Literary Arts in 2021, and is currently a Children's Books & Gifts Design Fellow at Chronicle Books. Her work moves away from state-centric ways of thinking to center the voices of ordinary people in historical and political narratives. Her debut children's picture book, These Olive Trees (Viking Books, 2023), is inspired by the experiences of her family who cultivated her love of the earth throughout her upbringing in exile.
For all publishing and illustration enquiries please contact Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary Agency.
                                                                                                  Titles illustrated by Aya:
                                                                                                  These Olive Trees (2023)
                                                                                                  by Aya Ghanameh, Viking Books, Penguin Random House
                                                                                                  Dear Muslim Child (2024)
                                                                                                  by Rahma Rodaah, Balzer + Bray, HarperCollinsPublishers

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