Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party (Marya Khan #1)
Written by Saadia Faruqi
Illustrated by Ani Bushry
Published by Amulet Books
Marya’s eighth birthday is coming up in a week, and all she wants is an over-the-top birthday party just like the ones Alexa, her rich neighbor, always throws. When Alexa parades into school with fancy invitations, Marya can’t help herself—she claims that she’s having the most epic henna party ever. Now she has to convince her family to make it happen. Enter Operation Help the Khans! Marya’s siblings clearly need help with their projects. Maybe she could cook dinner for her parents, or clean her grandmother’s room? Except everything Marya does seems to end in disaster. Will Marya and her family be able pull it together and throw the best party ever?!
Primary ISBN: 9781419761164
Publication Date: October 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Chapter Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American, Pakistani/Pakistani American
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Genre: Humor, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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