Ayesha at Last, a modern Muslim love story

Set in modern-day Canada, “Ayesha at Last” explores themes found in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”—societal expectations, reputation in the community, complicated family dynamics, overcoming personal obstacles—through the lens of several Muslim families. The back of “Ayesha at Last,” Uzma Jalaluddin’s debut novel, says it’s “a modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of […]

Pride and Prejudice: Where it began

My love for Jane Austen started with “Pride and Prejudice.” Specifically, it began with the Scholastic Classics edition pictured above, which I ordered from one of those Scholastic Book Club flyers in middle school. I chose it because I knew it was one of those books everyone is meant to read, and I thought the […]

Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice

It’s hard to believe a beloved classic could be conveyed in only 12 words, but Jack and Holman Wang have done just that with their Cozy Classics series. These sturdy board books—including titles like “Moby Dick,” “Les Miserables” and “Pride and Prejudice”—feature 12 scenes illustrated with needle-felt characters, each accompanied by a single descriptive word. […]