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“Though Zain may be antsy, his patient father and the imam foster a warm community spirit—it’s clear everyone is welcome here. Cartoon illustrations propel a fun and lively story that captures the spirited young boy’s energy…A lovely tale of father-son bonding set against the backdrop of jumu’ah prayers at the mosque.”
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Zain’s Super Friday

Written by Hena Khan
Illustrated by Nez Riaz
Published by Lee & Low Books

Early Friday morning, Zain leaps out of bed ready to save the world from alien invaders! But his dad has other plans for Zain on this special day of the week. Dad takes Zain to the mosque and guides him through his first jumu’ah prayers. But Zain’s quest for a superhero adventure leads to supersize distractions. Can Zain rein in his powerful impulses and appreciate this special experience with his dad and community?

With spirited text by award-winning author Hena Khan and dynamic illustrations by artist Nez Riaz, Zain’s Super Friday is a celebration of Muslim traditions, imagination, and the joy of community.

Primary ISBN: 9781643794242
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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