Natasha Khan Kazi was born in Bangladesh, raised in Texas and Pennsylvania, and now lives in California, where she writes and illustrates books for young readers, including her debut picture book, MOON’S RAMADAN. Her creative work is rooted in empathy, diversity, and childhood joy. Before becoming a full-time writer and illustrator, she worked in the digital marketing field for fifteen years. Natasha is the blogger behind IslamiMommy, where she shares ways to honor Islam through arts & crafts. She is a 2022 Highlights Foundation Muslim storyteller fellow. Learn more about Natasha and her books at www.natashakhankazi.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Natasha Khan Kazi was born in Bangladesh, raised in Texas and Pennsylvania, and now lives in California with her family of picture book readers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and over 14 years of experience in storytelling, social media, and online community building. Her creative work is rooted in empathy, diversity, and childhood joy. She is a 2022 Highlights Foundation Muslim storyteller fellow.
Combining her passion for education and art, she launched Islamimommy, a platform for Islamic education through arts and crafts. Natasha started putting in her ten thousand hours to be an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. She spent evenings drawing, learning, painting, and drawing some more into adulthood. In her spare time, she loves thrift store treasure hunting and learning about new cultures.
In her debut picture book, MOON’S RAMADAN (Versify/HarperCollins), Moon marvels at new and old Ramadan traditions. Natasha has a second book to be released in 2024 with Versify/HarperCollins. Learn more at www.natashakhankazi.com.
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Moon’s Ramadan Synopsis
It’s Ramadan, the month of peace, and Moon loves traveling around the world to watch people helping people. In Egypt, India, Argentina, and Dubai; in Somalia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, and in Turkey, the United Kindom, and the United States, children and their families make gift baskets, bake sweets, and hand lanterns. They do good deeds in honor of those who have less. Guided by Moon’s changing light, they come together to honor Ramadan and build a world of love and kindness.