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Yasmin the Amazing!
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018
Meet Yasmin is a breath of fresh air! Saadia Faruqi has written a lovely chapter book about an engaging Pakistani girl, and how she solves problems that children face. The vocabulary is accessible, while still teaching new words from the Urdu language. I love that many of my students will be able to see themselves in Yasmin, and others will get a glimpse of a culture that is both different, and also very similar, to their own. Hatem Aly’s illustrations are just perfect. I can’t wait to share Yasmin with my students! Yasmin is a second grader, but I think this book would be enjoyed by students in Kindergarten (as a read-aloud, or read-along) through 3rd grade emerging readers or English language learners. I’m so grateful I got to read and review this sweet chapter book!