The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Photograph of Hena Khan

Hena Khan

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2021

About Hena Khan

Hena Khan is an award winning Pakistani American children’s author. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others. She is the author of the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series and More to the Story, a middle grade novel inspired by Little Women. Hena has written several acclaimed picture books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Night of the Moon, It’s Ramadan Curious George, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets and Under My Hijab. Her newest picture book is Like the Moon Loves the Sky. Learn more about Hena at