Amina's Voice: Author Chat with Hena Khan Online
Join us for a virtual lunchtime chat with Hena Khan, author of our Rogue Reads middle grade book Amina's Voice.
Hena Khan is a Pakistani American who was born and raised in Maryland. She enjoys writing about her culture as well as all sorts of other subjects, from spies to space travel. She is the author of several books, including Amina's Voice (and its sequel Amina's Song); It's Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; and Night of the Moon. Hena lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons.
Summary for Amina's Voice: Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more "American." Does Amina need to start changing, too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, her local mosque is vandalized, and she is devastated. In Amina's Voice, readers will witness the power of a young girl using her voice to bring people together.
About Rogue Reads
Rogue Reads encourages everyone in Jackson County to read and discuss the same books. This three-month program takes place December through February and features discussions and programs on the 2022-23 theme: Music & Community.
Join the Rogue Reads Challenge on Beanstack, then read and discuss this year's titles: Music is History by Questlove (adults), If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth (teens), Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (tweens), and Because by Mo Willems (children and families). Beanstack participants track their reading to earn badges and chances to win fun prizes. Look for more exciting Rogue Reads programs at jcls.org/roguereads.
Rogue Reads is sponsored by the Jackson County Library Foundation and Hunter Communications. Hunter Communications is proud to help Jackson County families connect to Rogue Reads with premier internet service. Learn if you qualify to save $30 a month on internet access through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
- This event will take place remotely via Zoom. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.