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Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana Khan

Photo: Marina Dempster

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 SCBWI. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family.

City:
Toronto, ON
Province:
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Publications

KING FOR A DAY. 2014, LEE & lOW
THE CLEVER WIFE. 2022, WISDOM TALES
ELEPHANT'S MAKEOVER. 2022, RUQAYA'S BOOKSHELF
BIG RED LOLLIPOP. 2011, VIKING, PENGUIN
Wanting Mor. 2008, Groundwood
THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS. 1998, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award for BIG RED LOLLIPOP, 2011
Golden Kite Award for BIG RED LOLLIPOP, 2011
Middle East Award for Wanting Mor, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

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.

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