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Rukhsana's Books

Published Books

King for a Day
King for a Day
Released 2014

A multicultural picture book, set in Lahore, Pakistan about a boy who has one day a year that he rules: Basunt, the kite festival.
Big Red Lollipop
Big Red Lollipop
Released 2010

A multicultural picture book about greed and temptation, set in North America about two sisters who are invited to a birthday party.
Wanting Mor
Wanting Mor
Released 2009

A young adult novel, set in post-Taliban Afghanistan about a girl who gets abandoned by her drug-addicted father. (Based on a true story.)

A New Life
A New Life
Released 2009

A children's novella about a young girl's immigrant experience.

Many Windows
Many Windows
Released 2008

A collection of linked short stories about six friends from five different faiths. Includes five non-fiction pieces explaining each of the celebrations.

Silly Chicken
Silly Chicken
Released 2005

A little girl in Pakistan thinks her mother loves the pet hen better than her.

Ruler of the Courtyard
Ruler of the Courtyard
Released 2003

A girl is afraid of the chickens that rule the courtyard of her house then must face an even greater fear.

King of the Skies
King of the Skies
Released 2001

A disabled boy has one day every year when he is king of the skies.  That is the day of Basunt, the Kite Festival.
Muslim Child
Muslim Child
Released 1999

An illustrated collection of short stories and poems, centered around everyday Muslim life.

Dahling, If You Luv Me
Dahling, If You Luv Me Would You Please, Please Smile
Released 1999

A Muslim girl growing up in Canada finds that pleasing her peers and her older sister just isn't worth the effort.
The Roses in My Carpets
The Roses in My Carpets
Released 1998

A young Afghan refugee finds hope amid adversity.

Bedtime Ba-a-a-lk
Bedtime Ba-a-a-lk
Released 1998

When a little girl conjures up some sheep to count, in order to go to sleep, the sheep rebel and give her a hard time.

Forthcoming Books

  A booklet written in prose poetry about an Iraqi refugee to Canada, to be published by Pearson educational.