For A Mighty Girl's new giveaway, we're excited to present Zara's Rules for Record-Breaking Fun, the first book in a new series starring a lively young Mighty Girl!
10-year-old Zara is known as the "Queen of the Neighborhood" and it's a description that fits: when the kids on her street get together to play, Zara chooses the games, Zara sets the rules and Zara names the teams. And in Zara's mind, everyone must like it this way since they always have fun. When new girl Naomi moves onto the street, however, she's full of fun ideas and soon the other kids are joining her in building a clubhouse and other activities. They welcome Zara to join in on the fun, but hoping to win back her friends' attention, Zara comes up with a big plan: she'll break a Guinness World Record. But breaking a record isn't as easy as Zara thought it would be, and when Naomi starts trying to break a record too, the project starts to feel more competitive to Zara than fun. Fortunately, Zara comes up with a great idea that will bring all the kids together and even kick off a new friendship with Naomi!
This fun chapter book starring a young Muslim girl with plenty of energy and an endless list of hobbies is full of laughter and kid-focused adventure! Zara's desire to "maximize fun" is relatable to young readers, as is her insecurity and jealousy when a perceived rival arrives. References to the diverse families on Zara's street – from sprinklings of Urdu words to Jewish Naomi's rugelach cookies – will pique young readers' curiosity about cultural differences. Zara's eventual understanding that Naomi is trying to be her friend, not compete with her – and her idea for a neighborhood record book that gives everyone a chance to shine – will also encourage kids to consider how they can be better friends too. Sprinkled with black-and-white illustrations throughout and with its pitch perfect combination of hilarious antics, supportive family, and community spirit, this new release will leave readers eager for more adventures with Zara and her friends!
Thanks to its publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, three A Mighty Girl supporters will receive a copy of Zara's Rules for Record-Breaking Fun for ages 7 to 10, in addition to copies of Amina's Voice, Amina's Song, and More to the Story, all for ages 9 to 12.
Supporters can sign up to participate in the giveaway at no cost using the form below. Due to legal reasons, the giveaway is only open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. The deadline to enter is Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59 am ET.