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Nora Murad (please use my full name: Nora Lester Murad)

Author, Educator, Activist, Self-employed


Nora Murad (please use my full name: Nora Lester Murad)'s Bio

Nora Lester Murad is a writer, educator, and activist. She co-authored “Rest in My Shade: A Poem About Roots” with Danna Masad and edited “I Found Myself in Palestine: Stories of Love and Renewal From Around the Globe” (both from Interlink Books). Her young adult novel, “Ida in the Middle,” about a Palestinian-American girl’s search for belonging, is forthcoming from Crocodile Books in November 2022. While living in Palestine, Nora co-founded Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation, and Aid Watch Palestine, an aid accountability initiative. She now lives in Massachusetts where she organizes to expand the teaching of Palestine in schools and writes about social justice issues. She also teaches international humanitarian affairs at Fordham University.