Project Description

Rukhsana Khan

Stories for Building Bridges – In-Person Performance

This presentation offers an opportunity to bring critically-acclaimed author Rukhsana Khan to your classroom and learn about the inspiration and writing process behind her award-winning books. Content is adapted to meet the needs of audiences and ranges from explorations of South Asian culture to issues surrounding poverty, immigration and family.

Beyond the Stories – In-Person Workshop

Following a performance, Rukhsana helps the students to picture the beginning, middle and end of a story, helping them develop through imagination and learning how to dissect a story in order to write their own. Must be booked with a performance.

For information about their Virtual workshop click here!

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Storytelling as a means to share experiences and foster understanding

Overcoming adversity and discrimination

Cross Curricular Connections

Experiential Learning

Equity & Inclusion


Booking Details

School Performance Fee: 1 show $371 + HST, 2 shows $476 + HST, 3 shows $633 + HST
Audience Size: 100
Grades: K-8

School Workshop Fee: $324 + HST
Workshop Size: 30
Grades: K-8

Language: English
Availability: Year-Round

About Rukhsana Khan

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning storyteller and the author of eleven books who has been invited to speak on television and radio as well as several international conferences. In 2013, her Big Red Lollipop was celebrated by the New York Public Library as one of the “Top 100 Great Children’s Books in 100 Years.” Rukhsana is also available for Skype visits (contact her directly at

“Limestone Board students, teachers and I have so thoroughly enjoyed such an inspiring learning journey with you! Your exceptional skills and talents as an author and storyteller have made an invaluable contribution to helping us all make respect for human diversity an integral part of daily curriculum. You and your stories bring such joy and delight! Your authenticity and sincerity go a long way to dispelling stereotypes and to inspire us all to value and celebrate human diversity each and every day!”

Meri Marja-terttu MacLeod, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusive Education Advisor, Limestone DSB