Bio

Short Bio

Shoohada Khanom is a Children’s author, writer and home educator. She has published several Muslim faith picture books and a couple of journals. She has written for Amaliah and Hayati magazines, and has a short story and poem published in an anthology. Shoohada was born and raised in London, UK, and lives a busy life, splitting her days between home-educating a few of her children and other responsibilities. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend time with her family, read and sip tea. Shoohada believes representation is important, and by sharing her lived experiences and the layers of her British, Bangladeshi and Muslim identity, she can inspire empathy and connection amongst people.

Long Bio

Shoohada Khanom is a Children’s author, writer and home educator. She was born and raised in London, UK, and lives a busy life, splitting her days between home-educating a few of her children and other responsibilities. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend time with her family, read and sip tea. Shoohada believes representation is important, and by sharing her lived experiences and the layers of her British, Bangladeshi and Muslim identity, she can inspire empathy and connection amongst people.

Shoohada enjoys learning about the craft of writing and has taken workshops with SCWBI, The Writing Barn, The Writer’s Loft, The Storytellers Academy and is a participant of Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge 2021. She is also a member of Julie Hedlunds 12 x 12 DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee.

In 2013 Shoohada published her first picture book KAMILLAH THE BUTTERFLY with Greenbird Books. In 2017 Djarbi Kitabs republished KAMILLAH THE BUTTERFLY alongside three new titles, IMAGINE, LITTLE BLUE SKATER BOY and WHO COULD I BE? In 2018 she self-published a BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL and a READING JOURNAL, both later republished by Djarabi Kitabs in 2021. Shoohada has written for Amaliah and Hayati magazines. In 2022 her short story THEN COMES ACCEPTANCE and poem HER FAITH were published in the NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN anthology.


Credit Aaliya Jaleel

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