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Rukhsana Khan
Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana Khan was born in Pakistan and emigrated to North America at the age of three. She is an international award-winning author of thirteen books that range from picture books to young adult novels. One of her books, BIG RED LOLLIPOP, was chosen by the New York Public library as one of the hundred greatest children’s books in the last hundred years. She is also an accomplished storyteller and has been featured at events in more than fourteen countries around the world. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family.

Book Title(s):

NOT GUILTY (Pearson, 2015)

KING FOR A DAY (Lee & Low, 2014)

BIG RED LOLLIPOP (Viking, 2010)

WANTING MOR (Groundwood, 2009)

A NEW LIFE (Groundwood, 2008)

MANY WINDOWS (Dundurn, 2008)

MUSLIM CHILD (Dundurn, 1999)

THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1998)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

Charlotte Zolotow award for BIG RED LOLLIPOP

Golden Kite Award  for BIG RED LOLLIPOP

Middle East Award for WANTING MOR

Januscz Korczak honorary award for THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS

Short-listed/nominated for 38 various other awards.

Canadian, Muslim, Pakistani, South Asian
Age Categories:
Middle Grade, Picture Book, Young Adult
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