Meet Yasmin!

Category: Book
By (author): Aly, Hatem
By (author): Faruqi, Saadia
Series: Yasmin
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
Publisher: Capstone
Published: August 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.25in x 5.50in x 0.43in
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$ 7.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Meet Yasmin! Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.
Review Quote*It's nice when you get a book that knows how to sell itself. Just look at Hatem Aly's art here. Dude knows what he's doing, and what he's doing is sucking you into reading Ms. Faruqi's tales of Yasmin and her family. I don't need to tell you that contemporary Muslim-American stories aren't exactly commonplace quite yet. This book marks a peppy, colorful, thoroughly enjoyable step in the right direction.
Review Quote*Yasmin is an adorable and relatable character who manages to get herself into trouble or find herself stuck with a problem, but also finds a way out by using her creativity and smarts, which, hello, I love.
Review Quote*...looks at the adventures of a  bright, intelligent young girl and her multi-generational Pakistani American family.
Review Quote*The cultural and religious references are placed unobtrusively in the background. . . .The fact that her mom grabs her purse and her hijab when she's getting ready to leave the house and that her dad calls her jaan are just normal parts of Yasmin's life and a normal part of the fabric of American life. . . .these are fun stories that everyone can enjoy.
Review Quote*I was thrilled when we got a bunch more of this in recently. Curious and bold, Yasmin brings great energy to her every adventure. The illustrations are GREAT-I want to dress like Yasmin!
Review Quote*Pakistani American author Faruqi makes her kidlit debut with this early chapter book introducing plucky second-grader Yasmin, who approaches life's problems with imagination and verve. . . .Both author and illustrator do a good job integrating Pakistani and Muslim cultural details into the story: Mom is depicted with and without a hijab, and Urdu words appear throughout. Appended with discussion questions, an Urdu glossary, Pakistani facts, a recipe, and a craft, this should be a welcome addition to the transitional-reader shelf.
Review Quote*Young readers who like a spunky, take-charge main character need to MEET YASMIN, by Saadia Faruqi.
Review Quote*What an adorable main character! . . .I LOVE the diversity, the gutsy main-character, and the beautiful design of the entire book.
Review Quote*Yasmin and her family, who speak both English and Urdu, are Pakistani American, and Faruqi incorporates elements of Pakistani customs into the text; the book even closes with a few Urdu words, as well as facts about Pakistan. Yasmin's adventures and dilemmas, however, are universal elementary-aged ones, as she overcomes artist's block for an art competition, finds her own creative conclusion to a frustrating building project in school, and more. With each adventure, she gains more confidence and discovers new things about herself and her world, as inquisitive second-graders are wont to do. Faruqi captures Yasmin's ups-and-downs with precise, economic language, and Aly's vivid illustrations capture Yasmin's world.