Nadia Hashimi


Nadia Hashimi is the internationally bestselling author of two middle-grade novels and four books for adults, including The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and Sparks Like Stars. She is a pediatrician and advocate for the Afghan-American community, Afghan women, and refugees as a board member for the Afghan-American Foundation, a member of the US Afghan Women’s Council, and a member of Welcome.US. She and her family live in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Visit her online at