Yasmin in Charge

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5.4 X 7.2 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author
Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, interfaith activist, and cultural sensitivity trainer featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the the author of the Yasmin series and also writes middle grade novels, such as Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero, and other books for children. Saadia is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, an online magazine of poetry, short stories, and art. Besides writing books, she also loves reading, binge-watching her favorite shows, and taking naps. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her family.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards despite Hatem's drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.
Best Transitional Chapter Book 2019. Solving life's problems with creativity and a can-do attitude is Yasmin's M.O. In this collection of four short stories, Yasmin gets solvin' at school, in the kitchen, at the zoo, and in her neighborhood. Whether she's crafting a new recipe or rescuing a friend's toy from peril, ingenuity is the name of her game. A Renaissance girl for contemporary times who young readers will love.-- "School Library Journal"
STARRED REVIEW! In four easy reader-style short stories, readers will find themselves relating to Yasmin's real-life challenges and cheering for her as she saves the day. . . .This gem of an easy reader is as cheerful and engaging as its protagonist. A must-buy for any library serving newly independent readers.-- "School Library Journal"
...A collection of four kind, happy stories that pair vibrant illustrations and Yasmin's never-give-up attitude to show young readers that optimism, creativity, and a caring heart help any situation. Yasmin's family is warm and loving, and she shares parts of her Pakistani culture throughout each story. . . .Yasmin is relatable; the problems she's solving and the situations she's in are just right for readers at this level.-- "Common Sense Media"
...should be added to classroom or public libraries where it will satisfy a new audience. Recommended.-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
Just like the first book, Yasmin shows us that she's a creative problem solver with a kind heart. I love that her Pakistani culture is embedded within the stories but the stories are all about being a kid at school, in her neighborhood, at the zoo, and at home.-- "Imagination Soup"
1st Grade Summer Reading List-- "Imagination Soup"
...fun, engaging and perfect for emerging readers. . . .Yasmin's religion and culture are woven so seamlessly and thoughtfully into her story that all readers -- no matter their background -- can learn from and enjoy her adventures. And I love the additional learning material at the back.-- "NBC News, "8 Awesome Children's Books That Celebrate Diversity""
In this joyful, reassuring series, a second-grader solves typical kid problems like getting separated from her parents when they're shopping, and spilling on her clothes. Faruqi, who was born in Pakistan, integrates the country's customs into the plots. Full-color illustrations throughout make this series even more engaging, says Parents advisor Jennifer Serravallo, author of The Reading Strategies Book. 12 books, ages 5 to 8-- "Parents"