My Sneezes Are Perfect

Rakhshan Rizwan

The Emma Press

What’s your favourite food? Who’s your best friend? Have you tried to grow a rock?


A collection of poems in the voice of a small boy who wants to tell you about all the things he’s learning, all the time. During the book, he moves from the Netherlands to America and has to adjust to his new life there. Then Covid-19 hits and his world changes all over again.

Rakhshan Rizwan is a writer and scholar, originally from Pakistan she currently lives in the Bay Area in the United States. My Sneezes Are Perfect is her debut children’s poetry collection it was co-written with her six-year-old son Yusuf Samee and is illustrated by Benjamin Philips.


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