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Visit from author Hena Khan

Children’s book author Hena Khan visited Doherty and Lotspeich Lower School students in a series of Zoom talks on April 26. Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim who grew up in Maryland, includes aspects of her life and religion in her books to help children understand that people from different cultures and religions can be similar to them. She shared passages from her books “Under My Hijab” and “It’s Ramadan, Curious George” and answered questions from students. “Anybody who wants to be a writer is a writer. We all have our own way to be creative, we just have to find it. It is important for all of us to share our stories,” Khan told the kindergarten through second grade students.