Shadia Amin and Maysoon Zayid - Shiny Misfits!

Join us for a very special evening with Shadia Amin and Maysoon Zayid!

Graphic novel lovers, fans of Raina Telgemeier, and all bookish folks REJOICE! We are so incredibly excited to announce that Shadia Amin and Maysoon Zayid will be stopping by our Little Shop on April 26th at 7:00PM to tell us all about their new graphic novel, Shiny Misfits! This story has absolutely stolen our hearts with its humor and heart, and we cannot wait to share it with you! See below for more details on how to get in on this super fun evening!


Admission: $0 that's right, this event is free to attend! However, every person that plans to attend must "purchase" an admission ticket to help us keep a headcount. Please reserve your spot here!

You must purchase a copy of Shiny Misfits from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy below!


Little Shop of Stories

Street parking is free after 6:00 PM, but be sure to give yourself time to find a spot!

This event will be in our shop space for increased accessibility.

About the Book:

Bay Ann wants to shine.

She's sure her moment in the spotlight has arrived when she wins the school talent show with a showstopping tap routine! But then her classmate and crush, Alyee Maq, causes her to wobble and almost fall. The video of him catching her goes viral, making Alyee an overnight sensation for "helping her." Bay Ann is reduced to her disability and her talent is ignored.

Bay Ann doesn't want her classmate to get all the fame, and she is NOT satisfied being anything but the best. She'll do everything in her power to beat Alyee at his own attention-seeking game. With the help of her two best friends, Michelle and Davey Matt, she'll go up against Alyee and his crew to prove she's number one.

But as Bay Ann tries to find the thing that really makes her stand out, everything she tries goes disastrously wrong. What if the only way to beat her enemy . . . is to join him?

This is a hilarious and one-of-a-kind graphic novel about fame, friendship, and fighting to take back your own story.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. As a professional comedian, Maysoon has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Maysoon has also appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and has written for Glamour magazine. And she is the author of the best-selling memoir Find Another Dream. To learn more visit

Shadia Amin is a Colombian cartoonist and illustrator based in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a bachelor's degree in sequential art, minoring in illustration. She later earned her master's degree in sequential art, also from SCAD. Her art aims to capture the fun of superheroes, fantasy, and life itself, and her works include Shiny Misfits, Spider-Ham, Aggretsuko, and Olive & Popeye. She has also contributed to anthologies like Alloy: Electrum and Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment. Shadia is also a teacher, and when she is not working, she can be found cooking, playing video games, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Find her online at

Event date: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Shiny Misfits: A Graphic Novel By Maysoon Zayid, Shadia Amin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maysoon Zayid, Shadia Amin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338752502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - April 16th, 2024

Bay Ann doesn't think she's a star--she knows it! Now how does she prove it to the rest of the world? This is a hilarious graphic novel about friendship, fame, and fighting for control of your own story, perfect for fans of Nat Enough, Click, and Invisible.

Bay Ann wants to shine.