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Zara's Rules for Record-Breaking Fun (Paperback)

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By Hena Khan, Wastana Haikal (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

In our achievement-oriented society, it can be hard when one inexplicably becomes not #1, and not the rule-maker. Zara finds the perfect path out of her dilemma, and on to a happier existence. The start of a good series!

— Jamie


From the beloved author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in a humor-filled middle grade series starring a young Muslim girl with an endless list of hobbies who searches for ways to maximize fun for her family and neighborhood friends.

Meet Zara Saleem, the queen of the neighborhood.

Zara’s in charge of it all: she organizes the games, picks the teams, and makes sure everyone has a good time…and they always do.

When a new family moves in across the street, suddenly Zara’​s reign is threatened by Naomi, who has big ideas of her own about how the neighborhood kids can have fun. To get everyone to notice her again, Zara decides she’s going to break a Guinness World Record—if her little brother Zayd doesn’t mess things up.

But when she finds herself increasingly alone in her record-breaking quest, Zara starts to wonder if sharing the crown and making a new friend might end up being the best rule of all.

About the Author

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina’s VoiceAmina’s Song, More to the StoryDrawing Deena, and the Zara’s Rules series and picture books Golden Domes and Silver LanternsUnder My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her family. You can learn more about Hena and her books by visiting her website at or connecting with her @HenaKhanBooks.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781534497580
ISBN-10: 1534497587
Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Zara's Rules