Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m., kids author Hena Khan will present her new novel, More to the Story
, an update on Khan’s favorite kids’ book, Little Women
. Set in contemporary Georgia, Khan’s novel features four Pakistani-American sisters who mirror the four March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel. In its review, School Library Journal noted: “This thoughtful update of Alcott's classic text features an American Muslim family and deftly balances issues such as microaggressions and cancer treatment with typical middle grade tropes such as sibling rivalry, a first crush, and an early adolescent search for identity.” Kirkus, meanwhile, stated: “A delightful concept well executed, this volume is sure to find many fans.” At our event, Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Khan's books, but our program is free and no purchase is required to attend.