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Awards

Literary Awards 

Rukhsana's books have received/been nominated for the following awards:

King for a Day
South Asia Book Award 2015--Highly Commended Title
TD Top 20 2015--Top 20 books in Canada for Summer Reading Club
Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2014--Honorable Mention
Cooperative Children's Book Centre Best Books of the Year 2014
Center for Study of Multicultural Literature--Best Multicultural Books of 2014
Nominated for Connecticut Nutmeg Award 2016
Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books of 2014
Kirkus Best Books of 2014
Bank Street College Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults 2014
Selected as a Junior Library Guild Choice, 2013
Semi-finalist Irma Simonton Black Award, 2014
Nominated for Maine Chickadee Award 2014
 
Big Red Lollipop:
New York Public Library Choice: 100 Greatest Children's Books in Last 100 Years
New York Times ten best picture books, 2010
Charlotte Zolotow Award, best picture book text, 2011
Golden Kite Award, best picture book text, 2011
Selected as a Junior Library Guild Choice, 2010
Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2011, under 5 category
Kirkus list of 2010 Best Children's Books
Nominated for Georgia Children's Book Award 2012
Nominated for Maine Chickadee Award 2011-2012

Wanting Mor:
WINNER of the 2009 Middle East Book Award (Youth Fiction Category)
USBBY Outstanding International Books List
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
The Society of School Librarians International Honor Award
Nominated Muslim Writer's Award
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Top Ten Fiction List
Capital Choices Noteworth Titles for Children & Teens
2010 Skipping Stones Honor Book
Nominated Rocky Mountain Book Award 2011
Nominated Red Cedar Award 2011/2012
Nominated Red Dot Award
Nominated 2010/2011 Hackmatack Award
Nominated for 2010 National IODE Violet Downey Award
Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books 2010 Starred selection
 
A New Life:
Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books 2010 selection

Silly Chicken:
Illustrator Yunmee Kyong won Ezra Jack Keats award for best new illustrator 2006
A Resource Links Best book
 
Ruler of the Courtyard:
Nick Jr. Magazine (Dec. 2003) Chose Ruler of the Courtyard as the Most Suspenseful Story of the Year
 
Muslim Child:
Nova Scotia Hackmatack Award--shortlisted 2001
A Canadian Children's Book Centre 'Our Choice' Book
 
Dahling if You Luv Me Would You Please Please Smile:
Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Honour Award, 2001
Ruth Schwartz Award--shortlisted 2000
Red Maple Award--shortlisted 2000

 
The Roses in My Carpets:
Honorary Januscz Korczak Award from the Polish Chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People, 1998.  Click Here to See Rukhsana receiving the Januscz Korczak Award in Capetown, South Africa at the IBBY Congress.

Personal Awards

Rukhsana has received the following personal awards and recognitions:

  • Artist in Library at Fairview Public Library, Toronto Arts Council, 2014
  • Writer in Residence, Toronto District School Board 2013
  • The Award of Excellence from the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) Toronto chapter, 2008
  • The Communication & Leadership Award from the District 60 branch of Toastmasters, 2004
  • The Literature Award from the Canadian Islamic Congress, 2004