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Omar Abed

Author of The Book That Almost Rhymed (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Entrepreneur and Writer

Omar Abed is a Palestinian-American entrepreneur who wrote computer code for ten years before self-publishing his first picture book, You, Me, and a Tree, as a love letter to his wife. He writes fiction to engage both children and adults, hoping to strengthen those family bonds in ways that only a shared story can. In his spare time, Omar volunteers as a local basketball coach. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and newborn son. His forthcoming book, The Book That Almost Rhymed, follows one boy’s attempt to tell a story in rhyme despite repeated interruptions from his younger sister, who twists the story in new (and absurd!) directions.