Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi grew up in the New York and New Jersey areas. Both of her parents were born in Afghanistan and left before the Soviet invasion in the early 1970s. Nadia traveled to Afghanistan for the first time with her parents in 2002. She is a pediatrician who lives in the Washington, DC suburbs with her family. She has written three adult books as well as the middle-grade novels One Half from the East and The Sky at Our Feet. Her website is