NYPL stated that all books on the list have â€œwithstood the test of time at the New York Public Library or are on their way to becoming new classicsâ€.
The â€˜Big Red Lollipopâ€™ is described as â€˜a unique tale that helps young children celebrate North Americaâ€™s growing diversity.â€™
Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three.
She has eleven books published and others under contract.
She has appeared on television and radio numerous times, has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, Singapore, Italy, and South Africa, and has presented all across Canada and the U.S.
She tells tales of India, Persia, the Middle East, as well as her own stories.
She has four grown children (three girls and a boy) and seven grandchildren. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family.