Member Profile

Rukhsana Khan

Khan
Photo: Irfan Alli 1996

Rukhsana was born in Lahore, Pakistan and emigrated to Canada at the age of three. She began writing for community magazines and went on to write for Adam's World children's videos. Rukhsana is a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI and the Storytellers School of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her husband and has four children and a grandaughter.

Phone number:
416-754-2372

Publications

Ruler of the Courtyard. Viking Children's Books, 2003.
Muslim Child. illus. Patty Gallinger. Toronto: Napoleon Publishing, 1999.
Dahling If You Luv Me Would You Please Please Smile. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1999.
The Roses in My Carpets. illus. R. Himler. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1998.
Bedtime Ba-a-alk. illus. Kristi Frost. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1998.
Silly Chicken. Viking, 2005

Awards

International Board on Books for Young People (I.B.B.Y) Janus Korzcak Award for The Roses in My Carpets, 1998.
Nominated for Ruth Schwartz award for Dahling if You Luv Me Would You Please Please Smile, 2000
Nominated for Red Maple award for Dahling if You Luv Me Would You Please Please Smile, 2000
Won Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Honour Award for Dahling if You Luv Me Would You Please Please Smile, 2001
Ezra Jack Keats award for best new illustrator for Silly Chicken, 2006

WITS

Presentation Description

Through humour Rukhsana deals with such difficult subjects as child refugees, poverty, war, and sponsorship. Includes a visual tour of an Afghan refugee camp.

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
k-12
Audience size:
100
Workshop Description:

Story structure; workshop grades 4-8.

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$250
Two sessions:
$500
Three sessions:
$750
Four sessions:
$1000
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$400
Three sessions:
$600
Four sessions:
$850
GST:
GST not applicable