Taghreed Aref Najjar is considered a pioneer of modern children’s literature in Jordan. She is the founder of Al Salwa Publishing House.
Al Najjar has authored over 50 books for children and young adults. Her YA novels have been celebrated widely by readers and various schools in the region have adopted them as part of their curriculum.
Her books have been translated and published in English, French, Turkish, Swedish and soon Italian.
She has also won numerous literary awards and has been shortlisted for the Etisalat Children’s Literature Award and the Sheikh Zayed Award.
Al Najjar enjoys visiting schools and holding story-reading sessions.