Patrick Henry welcomes....

Award-winning author, Hena Khan

Ms. Khan will present to all Patrick Henry students about writing, researching and her culture and traditions. Check the Thursday newsletter for exact times as families are welcome attend.

You and your child can learn more about her by visiting her website: and reading her books from the library!

If you would like to purchase her books, complete the order form that went home in the Thursday folder and return it with payment to Ms. Stacy by Monday, September 16th.

Night of the Moon

Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture-and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide.

Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventures: Amazon

Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions. Your choices will determine your fate. Will you survive your encounters with piranhas, tarantulas, mosquitoes and jaguars? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only you can decide how to survive. There are twenty-two possible endings to this adventure, but only ONE leads to ultimate success! Featuring dynamic comic book–style illustrations, and based on real, true-life facts about the Amazon, this story will be a surefire hit with anyone craving a fun, highly visual reading experience.

Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventures: Mars

Join the youngest crew of astronauts ever to make the trip to Mars! Faced with dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the Red Planet. Will you achieve the mission and return home to Earth safely, successfully earning the title of the youngest astronaut ever to make it to Mars? Or will you be forced to turn back early? This thrilling adventure offers twenty-two possible endings, but only ONE leads to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book style illustrations and information based on scientific facts related to Mars and space exploration.