Meet Yasmin!

by Saadia Faruqi

Paperback, 2018





Picture Window Books (2018), Edition: Combined, 96 pages


In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

User reviews

LibraryThing member eo206
This is a really great beginning chapter book for early readers (Kindergarten-first grade). Yasmin is a Pakistani child who is creative, insightful, and problem-solves in the stories in this book. The stories feature elements of her everyday life -- a trip to the park, time with grandparents, art projects, etc. It is great for seeing a child of color in everyday situations (not just in civil rights or historic text).

The stories are short and a good length for a read-aloud or independent reading.
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LibraryThing member Carlathelibrarian
This is a really cute book about Yasmin, a young Pakistani American girl in 2nd grade. The book is made up of four stories where Yasmin has a problem to solve. It shows the creativity and problem solving that a young person can do. It also shows how important it is to try and to be confident in yourself. Yasmin's Pakistani family and heritage are seamlessly integrated into the story, such as discussing the clothing that her mother wears. There are not a lot of illustrations in this book, but those that are present certainly add to the story, especially showing Yasmin's successful problem solving. This is an early chapter book that would be great in a primary class library or family library. I love the multi-cultural aspect in the story as well as in the back pages where we find a glossary and fact sheet that teach a little Urdu and Pakistani culture. There is also a simple recipe and craft. A great little book that would be a great selection for a public or school library as well. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.… (more)


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Physical description

96 p.; 5.5 inches


1684360226 / 9781684360222


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