Secondary School Presentations

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TEACHERS: Please see the accompanying teacher's guides in order to get a better understanding of how these presentations can enrich your students' educational experience. Included in the teacher's guides are pre and post presentation discussion topics and activities and student activity sheets that can be printed and distributed to the students.

Wanting Mor (grade 9) View Teacher's Guide

This presentation is an author visit and features Rukhsana's book Wanting Mor. The presentation deals with issues of loss, abandonment, addiction and blended families. Rukhsana relates the inspiration behind this powerful story and gives students insights into the creative process and life in another culture.

The Roses in My Carpets (grades 9 - 12) View Teacher's Guide

Rukhsana uses warmth and humour to tackle such serious subjects as child poverty and war in this popular presentation for youth and adults. The presentation involves a behind the scenes look at this international award-winning story and a visual tour of an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. Although similar to the junior presentation of the same name, this version is geared toward the sensibilities of high school students.

Get the Bully Off Your Back (grades 9 - 12)View Teacher's Guide

Rukhsana takes a humourous and poignant look at what it feels like to be bullied and offers practical tips to empower young people to stand up for themselves and resist social pressure.

From ESL to Author (grades 9 - 12) View Teacher's Guide

This presentation deals with growing up as an immigrant, discrimination and peer pressure. Rukhsana reveals how an incident in her youth became the climactic scene of her award winning novel Dahling, If You Luve Me, Would You Please, Please Smile. This version of the presentation is geared toward the sensibilities of high school students.

Writers' Craft Workshop

In this presentation Rukhsana focuses on story analysis, writing skills, writing truthfully and uncensored. She deals with the creative process, the revision process and the publishing process. Included in the presentation are writing exercise.