Zahra Omar Shansab
Books, Fiction, Contemporary, Drama, Headline Kids, Middle Grade
Zahra Omar Shansab started writing poetry when she was in 4th grade in Kabul, Afghanistan. She continued to write poetry and short stories and was member of a young writers’ association in school. She was forced to flee Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, lived in India for several years and eventually immigrated to the United States.
With a degree in psychology, she was director of early childhood education for many years. She has taught and nurtured children of diverse backgrounds and ages. She believes that reading and exposure to literature are crucial to children reaching their full potential as individuals.