The April Callisto Crate book selection is the romantic comedy Hana Khan Carries On by Canadian author Uzma Jalaluddin. When her family’s restaurant is threatened by a new halal restaurant in the neighbourhood, Hana learns to draw on her voice and community to decide what her future should be.
Included with the book is:
Chai of the Tiger Tea, Tea You Later, Kamloops, BC. Drinking chai is central to the novel and this is a tasty blend to set the mood while you read.
Mango Curry Dip Mix, Spice Works, Surrey, BC. All of the cooking and flavours described in the book are sure to make you hungry, so mix up some dip and dig in.
Canadiana Chocolate Bar, OrganicFair, Cobble Hill, BC. This novel blends the traditional with the contemporary, so along with the traditional curry flavours, we have included some quintessentially Canadian flavours.
Cat Reusable Sponge Cloth, Hale Living Co, Vancouver, BC. Hana’s aunt, who represents one of the untraditional women in Hana’s life, is nicknamed Billi, which is Urdu for cat and a large part of this book takes place around cooking, so these adorable cat sponges are a perfect fit.
After Dinner Amusements Conversation Starter Cards, Chonicle Books. Central to this novel and one of Hana’s goals is to tell family stories. These cards will spark conversations in your own family to tell stories so they are not lost.
We have custom designed this gorgeous bookmark which fits with the theme of the book to follow your dreams.
Uzma was kind enough to sign bookplates and to grant us an exclusive author interview.