Hena Khan Launches Her New Book, Drawing Deena!

Hena Khan Launches Her New Book, Drawing Deena!

The Islamic Center of North Fulton and Little Shop of Stories welcome award winning and best selling author, Hena Khan, to Atlanta as she shares her newest book, Drawing Deena, in conversation with fellow author, Aisha Saeed. A meet and greet and book signing will follow. Food will be available for purchase.

Admission to this event includes event admission for ONE ADULT and the purchase of one copy of Drawing Deena. When registering, please also be sure to reserve a place for each person (including children) in your group by "purchasing" a FREE add-on ticket for each member of your party. This helps us keep track of attendance numbers! Please note that all children must attend with an adult who has purchased the book with admission ticket. The option to pre-order additional copies of Drawing Deena as well as other books by Hena can also happen when registering. Purchase your tickets and register here!

Please note that only books pre-ordered at the time of registration and/or purchased at the event will be signed by the author. Please do not bring books from home.

About the author:

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina’s VoiceAmina’s Song, More to the StoryDrawing Deena, and the Zara’s Rules series and picture books Golden Domes and Silver LanternsUnder My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her family. You can learn more about Hena and her books by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com or connecting with her @HenaKhanBooks.

About the book:

From the award-winning author of Amina’s Voice and Amina’s Song comes a tenderhearted middle grade novel about a young Pakistani American artist determined to manage her anxiety and forge her own creative path.

Deena’s never given a name to the familiar knot in her stomach that appears when her parents argue about money, when it’s time to go to school, or when she struggles to find the right words. She manages to make it through each day with the help of her friends and the art she loves to make.

While her parents’ money troubles cause more and more stress, Deena wonders if she can use her artistic talents to ease their burden. She creates a logo and social media account to promote her mom’s home-based business selling clothes from Pakistan to the local community. With her cousin and friends modeling the outfits and lending their social media know-how, business picks up.

But the success and attention make Deena’s cousin and best friend, Parisa, start to act funny. Suddenly Deena’s latest creative outlet becomes another thing that makes her feel nauseated and unsure of herself. After Deena reaches a breaking point, both she and her mother learn the importance of asking for help and that, with the right support, Deena can create something truly beautiful.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 2:30pm
Event address: 
Islamic Center of North Fulton
1265 Rucker Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Drawing Deena By Hena Khan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534459915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - February 6th, 2024

From the award-winning author of Amina’s Voice and Amina’s Song comes a tenderhearted middle grade novel about a young Pakistani American artist determined to manage her anxiety and forge her own creative path.