Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts:
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Description of Pictures: Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts -- In Khan's third book in the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series, Zayd sustains a sports injury that sidelines him. Can he continue to be the team captain while not in the game? And, in Roberts' "Nikki on the Line," Nikki Doyle is invited to play on an elite basketball team and must learn to balance the priorities in her life.
Latest Title: Bounce Back (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream)
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 popular Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series: “Power Forward,” “On Point” and “Bounce Back.” 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.”
Barbara Carroll Roberts
Latest Title: Nikki on the Line
Barbara Carroll Roberts is a graduate of Hamline University’s Writing for Children and Young Adults M.F.A. program. She played competitive sports in high school and always wished there had been books in her library about athletic girls. That desire – and the realization that there still aren’t many books about girls who truly love sports – inspired her to write her first novel, “Nikki on the Line.” She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her family and their many pets.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday.
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