Author Visit Book Sale

Celebrate Saxe proudly presents



     Author Visit – Wednesday, October 19th


Nadia Hashimi


The Saxe PTC, in partnership with the New Canaan Library, is thrilled to host Nadia Hashimi, author of 

One Half from the East.  This is her first book for young people, but it continues the exploration of her family's Afghan-American culture and heritage.  



CLICK HERE* for advance purchase of One Half from the East 

through Elm Street Books** ($16.99 plus tax).

10% of the purchase price will be donated to the Saxe PTC.


*please note you will be leaving the Saxe PTC website to purchase

**please choose "pick up in store" as delivery method

During Celebrate Saxe, Nadia will speak to both 5/6th and 7/8th grades regarding her literary material and her journey as an author, physician & mother of 4.  Books purchased by the PTC will be available to 7/8th classrooms and book groups.

When Obayda's father can no longer provide for the family, she becomes the son he never had. The transformation from girl to boy comes with many freedoms but none of them permanent unless Obayda and her daring friend can find a way to make it stick.


From Goodreads: "... an emotional, beautiful, and riveting coming-of-age journey to modern-day Afghanistan explores life as a bacha posh -- a preteen girl dressed as a boy."