Reading Amina's Voice

I'll be leading a group reading of the book, AMINA'S VOICE, at BAMPFA (the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific and Film Archive) on Saturday, Sept. 9th at 3 pm. This is aimed at 8-12 year olds primarily. From what I gather, we will go around with kids reading out loud - and each gets to take a copy of the book home with them! AMINA'S VOICE is a wonderful middle grade book by Hena Khan, about a Muslim American girl having friend problems, while also dealing with vandalism of their mosque which leads to her whole community coming together.

New Books in the World!

I have two new books. I co-wrote Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, the first in the Fighting for Justice series, which was published by Heyday Books on January 30th. The book has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and another from School Library Journal. You can see the book and series website here

My first picture book Sled Dog Dachshund was published by Minted Prose in October 2016. Jasper the dachshund believes he can win a big sled race - even if no one else does. His feisty spirit and creativity help lead his team to victory.  You can order here.

The book got some nice reviews, including a review in Modern Dog Magazine. You can read more here