Meet the Author: Hena Khan

October 31, 2019 · Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

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Hena Khan is the author of several children’s books featuring Muslim characters. From her picture books like Under My Hijab to her chapter book series Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream, the author says she enjoys “sharing and writing about my culture and religion.”

In this edition of Meet the Author, this Pakistani-American author talks about her books, including her latest book, More to the Story. Themes of what it means to belong culturally as a Muslim in our society, what it means to be a friend, and part of a family are prevalent in many of her books.

The author talks with students from Belvedere Elementary School (FCPS) via Skype. Author Hena Khan also answers students’ e-mail questions and phone calls.

Suggested Resources

Hena Khan’s Website
Amina’s Voice Reading Group Discussion Guide from Simon & Schuster
Reading Group Guide to Books by Hena Khan from Simon & Schuster

Video Clips from Meet the Author: Hena Khan · Watch the Webcast on YouTube

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