Junior to Intermediate Presentations
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information on booking Rukhsana for a school presentation.
TEACHERS: Please see the accompanying teacher's guides in order to get a better understanding of how these presentations can enrich your students' educational experience. Included in the teacher's guides are pre and post presentation discussion topics and activities and student activity sheets that can be printed and distributed to the students.
Wanting Mor (grades 5 - 8)
This presentation is an author visit and features Rukhsana's newest book
Wanting Mor. The presentation deals with issues of loss, abandonment,
addiction and blended families. Rukhsana relates the inspiration behind
this powerful story and gives students insights into the creative
process and life in another culture.
The Roses in My Carpets (grades 3 - 8)
This presentation features her book The Roses in My Carpets, based on
the story of her Afghan refugee foster child. This presentation includes
a visual tour of the refugee camp she visited in Peshawar, Pakistan.
A New Life/Coming to Canada (grades 3 - 6)
This presentation focuses on literacy and the immigrant experience,
highlighting the importance of overcoming obstacles and taking advantage
of learning opportunities.
From ESL to Author (grades 7 - 8)
Rukhsana relates her experiences growing up as an ESL (English as a
second language) student facing discrimination and peer pressure.
Rukhsana reveals how an incident in her youth became the climactic scene
of her award-winning novel Dahling, If You Luv Me, Would You Please,
Please Smile. This presentation also covers bullying and teen suicide.
Persian and Arabian
Folktales (grades 4 - 8)
In this presentation, Rukhsana tells traditional
stories that evoke all the wisdom and aura of medieval Islamic culture
spanning from the Arabian nights to Persia and Kirgystan.
the Bully Off Your Back (grades 6 - 12)
Rukhsana takes a humourous and poignant look at what
it feels like to be bullied and offers practical tips to empower young
people to stand up for themselves and resist social pressure.
Work in Progress Presentation (grades 3 - 6)
Writing books, like any art form, involves a constantly changing process
from inspiration to revision, submission, editing and production. This
presentation is a dynamic look at books Rukhsana is currently working
on, paying special attention to the importance of editing and the steps
toward book production.
Literacy Night (K - adult)
A special storytelling presentation suited to bringing out parents for
school literacy events.
Creative Writing Workshop (grades 5 - 12)
Rukhsana focuses on the universal elements of powerful stories. This
workshop includes writing and storytelling tips and exercises.