Like so many other writers, Hena Khan grew up with her nose in a book. She still thinks of the characters and stories she absorbed years ago. That’s why she loves writing for kids—in the hopes that something she wrote will help shape them. Hena explores her Pakistani American Muslim culture and identity in her writing, along with space, spies, and other adventures. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, Kirkus, NPR, the Chicago Public Library, and others. She also wrote More to the Story, the Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream series, Amina’s Song (a companion to Amina’s Voice) and several picture books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, It’s Ramadan Curious George, and Under My Hijab. A native of Maryland, Hena lives in Rockville with her family.