Season 2 Episode 6: Hena Khan

Picture Bookstagang Podcast: Picture Books and Justice

Show Notes PB&J Hena Khan Interview

PB&J: Interview with Hena Khan & Guest host Rabia Khokhar

Episode summary: 

    Corrie and Rabia chat with author Hena Khan about her inspiration, experiences, and thoughts on her groundbreaking body of work as a Muslim picturebook and middle grade author.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 Introduction to the Hena Khan [0:53]

-Topic 2 Salaam Reads Imprint  [2:40]

-Topic 3 Hena’s Writing Evolution [5:00]

-Topic 4 Moving away from stories of trauma [11:40]

-Topic 5 Children are not teachable moments [17:03]

-Topic 6 Community [19:26]

-Topic 7 Books Hena is Excited About [25:28]

-Topic 8 What Hena Hopes for her Readers [30:30]

Books, Resources, Etc. Mentioned

Preorder Hena’s Book

Books mentioned 

Amina’s Voice

Amina’s Song 

More To The Story 

Zara’s Rules for Record Breaking Fun

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Under My Hijab.

It’s Ramadan Curious George 

Follow the Hena Khan 

On Instagram

On Twitter


Episode transcript: For a transcript of this audio recording head over to

Find our guest host Rabia Khokar 

On Instagram

On Twitter @Rabia_Khokar1


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