Organized by I'm Your Neighbor Books, Diversifi-ED, and Curious City
ABOUT THE EVENT
Educators and Librarians, join us for an evening with author Hena Kahn. Together we will celebrate the release of AMINA'S SONG and the role of New Arrival and New American fiction in our schools and libraries.
After a reading and interview with Hena Kahn, Louise El Yaafouri of Diversifi-ED, a school Emergent Lingual & Cultural Competency Consultant, will share strategies for fully including Muslim literature in the classroom. Following, Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor Books will share ways your bookshelves and read aloud’s can reflect the diversity that the last 50 years of immigration have created.
Thanks to a donation from the family of educator Kimberley Gorelik Moran, I’m Your Neighbor Books will give away 50 individual copies of AMINA'S SONG (with a signed bookplates). Winners have been notified and should contact Print: A Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org with their shipping information or with any questions.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the companion novel to the beloved and award-winning AMINA'S VOICE, Amina once again uses her voice to bridge the places, people, and communities she loves—this time across continents.
It’s the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it. The food, the shops, the time she’s spent with her family—all of it holds a special place in Amina’s heart. Now that the school year is starting again, she’s sad to leave, but also excited to share the wonders of Pakistan with her friends back in Greendale.
After she’s home, though, her friends don’t seem overly interested in her trip. And when she decides to do a presentation on Pakistani hero Malala Yousafzai, her classmates focus on the worst parts of the story. How can Amina share the beauty of Pakistan when no one wants to listen?