57th Street Books hosts Hena Khan, who discusses her book, More to the Story. She will be joined in conversation by Jasmine Warga. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
From the host:
"About the book: From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest. Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all.
About the author: Hena Khan is the author of several books including Amina’s Voice; Power Forward; On Point; Bounce Back; It’s Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; and The Night of the Moon. She lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two sons.
About the interlocutor: Jasmine Warga is a writer from Cincinnati, Ohio who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is the internationally acclaimed author of Other Words For Home, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and Here We Are Now. Her books have received multiple starred reviews, been published in over twenty-five countries, and optioned for film. Jasmine lives in an apartment filled with books with her husband, two tiny daughters, rowdy dog, and mischievous cat."