Virtual Event
Saturday, April 24 at 11AM (pt)


by Qasim Rashid


by Shannon Hale

Join us for a virtual storytime event with human rights lawyer and author Qasim Rashid and bestselling, award-winning author Shannon Hale! Qasim will read from Hannah and the Ramadan Gift, and Shannon will read from Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn. The reading will be followed by a conversation and Q&A.

About Hannah and the Ramadan Gift: It's the first day of Ramadan and Hannah wants to be a part of this important month every way she can. But if she's too young to fast, how can she observe Ramadan? By saving the world, Dada Jaan tells her. And so Hannah learns that by helping her friends and neighbors and by showing kindness and generosity, she can make the world a better place. The debut picture book
by human rights activist and attorney Qasim Rashid tells a timely story full of warmth and heart about the observance of Ramadan and the power of good deeds.

About Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn: From bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and being exactly who you want to be! Kitty thinks she might be a unicorn.She feels so perfectly unicorn-y! “Neigh!” says Kitty. But when Unicorn clop clop clops over, sweeping his magnificent tail and neighing a mighty neigh, Kitty feels
no bigger than a ball of lint. Can this unlikely pair embrace who they are, and truly see one another? In their first picture book together, the magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together for the most heart-bursting, tail-twitching, fuzzy-feeling, perfectly unicorn-y story imaginable.




Qasim Rashid is an author and human rights lawyer focused on women's rights, religious freedom, and children's advocacy. Qasim, his wife, Ayesha, and their three children reside in Virginia. Visit or find him on Twitter @QasimRashid.

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Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty children's and young adult novels, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy. She also penned three books for adults, beginning with Austenland, which is now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell.
With her husband Dean Hale she co-wrote over a dozen books, such as Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and illustrated chapter book series The Princess in Black. They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, Utah.