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Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi
Release date: August 1, 2018
Published by: Picture Window Books
Age range: 5-8 years
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.
This is a great new early chapter book perfect for kids about 5-8 years old. Yasmin is a very lovable Pakistani American girl with a spirited and creative personality. She was a joy to read about as she found her self in various difficult situations and had to find solutions. My almost 5 year old very intuitively said “She always thinks she can’t do things, but then she can!”
The book is made up of four different mini books with short chapters. There are tons of adorable illustrations spread throughout and short text per page which help hold the attention of young readers. As I read it aloud with my almost 5 year old he was very engaged in the story and we read the whole thing in one sitting.
Meet Yasmin! is great at providing exposure to a culture that isn’t often represented in children’s literature while showing that kids have universal similarities. There is much that is relatable in Yasmin’s story!
The back of the book includes a glossary/pronunciation guide, some facts about Pakistan, and a recipe and craft.
I hope there will be more books about Yasmin to come!
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