Khizr Khan will present An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Khizr Khan will Present for his New Hardcover An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & IRC International Relations Council of Kansas City.

ABOUT KHIZR KHAN:  Khizr Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, to farming parents in Gujranwala, a city in rural Pakistan.  He moved to the United States with his wife, Ghazala, in 1980.  The couple became American citizens in 1986 and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Their middle son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 while stopping a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Khan works as a legal consultant and has remained involved with the University of Virginia and its ROTC program.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating Democratic National Committee (DNC) Speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it's like to risk everything you know for the promise of a 226-year-old piece of parchment.  As Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey--from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School and raising a family in America--he shows what it means to leave the limitations of one's country behind for the best values and promises of another.  He also tells the story of the Khans' middle child, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which their undying pride in him and his sacrifice have helped them endure the deepest despair a parent can know.  The Book is a stark depiction of what an American looks like, what being a nation of immigrants really means, and what it is to live--rather than simply to pay lip service to--our ideals.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Khizr Khan will Present his New Hardcover An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is Required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In Purchases at our Sales & Service Table in Unity Temple on The Plaza, Narthex beginning Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan.

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