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Meet Rukhsana Khan


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  • Award-Winning Author and Storyteller, Rukhsana Khan
    Award-Winning Author and Storyteller, Rukhsana Khan
  • Big Red Lollipop Book Cover

Nicole, Queen's Square | March 1, 2019

This March Break, we are delighted to welcome Rukhsana Khan to our Clemens Mill location where she will entertain the crowd with her unique, broadly appealing storytelling. Khan was born in Pakistan, and grew up in Dundas, Ontario. She is an award-winning children’s author and storyteller whose stories have been praised internationally for their simplicity, truthfulness, and cross-cultural literacy.

One of her most famous books, Big Red Lollipop, follows the story of two young sisters who are invited to a birthday party. It reveals some of the tough spots that children of immigrants often find themselves in, as they try to obey their parents and cultural traditions while also learning the new ways of their adopted land. This book has gained considerable praise, being named one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books in 100 Years, with Khan the only Canadian women to make the list.

Khan’s humorous style comes through in her storytelling. She has been called, “personable, down to earth, and inspirational,” and has experience speaking to audiences of all ages across Canada, the United States, and internationally. Her presentation at Clemens Mill is likely to fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive early on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00-11:30am to hear this fantastic storyteller wow her audience.