Mahin, SIM and new host Summer talk to Omar Khwaja, author of the popular children’s books ‘Ilyas and Duck’. We discuss his inspirations, parenting and going beyond the 40 hour work week.
Omar is a Muslim American born in Saudi Arabia with family roots in Pakistan. He grew up in New York and now lives in the Washington D.C area with his wife, three young children, and lots of noise.
Omar is the founder of Little Big Kids and creator of the Ilyas & Duck cartoon characters. Ilyas & Duck Search for Allah is his first children’s book.
Ilyas & Duck Search for Allah – 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Silver Medal (Religion/Spirituality)
Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid-al-Fitr – 2015 Moonbean Children’s Book Awards Silver Medal (Multicultural – Non-Fiction picture book)