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Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami Ê 9 free read

To be in trouble Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something With the elections coming up and the grown ups busy with their own affairs what difference can Yasmin and her friends pos. I liked this story but found it a bit difficult to get into because it was set in India and used terms for which there was no glossary provided so that you could look up what they meant It was disorienting However once I got into the characters and story I was sucked right in I enjoyed the unusual topic of young people and civic responsibility standing up for a political candidate who would understand and respond to the needs of their constituents Apparently this is not a community with an established public library like we have here in the US which is why Book Uncle and his free lending library were so important to the neighborhood This would make a great discussion book especially around election time Recommended

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Sibly make Will they get help from Karate Samuel the eccentric superstar who's standing for Mayor Yasmin gets to work ideas begin to fly like feathers and soon everything starts to spin out of control. My daughter and I read this book together and loved this sweet story set in India about a girl who makes a big difference in her little community I loved the little insights into Indian culture a glossary of some of the terms would have been nice and the emphasis on the importance of books and reading Definitely recommend

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Nine year old Yasmin intends to read a book a day for the rest of her life Book Uncle who runs a free lending library on the street corner always has the perfect book for her But when Book Uncle seems. 9 yr old Yasmin loves to read and is horrified when she learns that the local free lending library stand gets shut down This is a cute story about activism friendship politics and Indian culture It is delightful that this story could have been taken place anywhere Great theme just a bit slow 2020 Nutmeg Nominee


10 thoughts on “Book Uncle and Me

  1. says:

    Ten Second SynopsisYasmin has a goal to read a book a day for the rest of her life ably aided by Book Uncle the man who runs a free little lending library on the corner of Yasmin's street When Book Uncle receives a notice from the Council that he must close his book stand Yasmin must find a way to change Council's mind and bring books back to her communityCharming and humorous story about changing your world for young independent readers Even though this is a short book it's chock full of underlying social issues and culturally interesting elements just ripe for discussion by young readersYasmin is delightfully flawed and determined and compassionate and an all around charming heroine She speaks without thinking then feels guilty for it then tries to rectify her mistakes then manages to mobilise a whole lot of strangers to her cause simply through her passion for it If you are looking for realistic female protagonists in early chapter books then look no furtherThis book celebrates books and the people who read them It celebrates the power of books to change people's lives in big and small ways and to bring people together who otherwise have little in common This book wasn't written to be a diverse book but if you aren't an Indian person reading it it certainly fulfills that criteria The story itself is completely transferable to any Western classroom in which civic education is a priority but there are also lots of parts of the story that will inspire discussion about difference particularly issues of access to free lending library resources and election processes


  2. says:

    Every day after school 9 year old Yasmin zig zags across the broken pavement to see what book Book Uncle recommends for her today She is determined to read a book a day and with Book Uncle to provide free books she's already read over 400 Book Uncle chooses the right book for the right person on the right day When the mayor insists Book Uncle's stall is causing clutter on the streets and demands Book Uncle pay a fee for a permit Yasmin takes action I have mixed feelings about this book I love the Book Uncle and his little free library Not only does he provide free books but also readers' advisory which is wonderful liked the message about grassroots community activism but the outcome was a lot corny Even though this story takes place in India I at first assumed it was New York or an amalgam of American cities Sad but true fact American cities also have crumblingcracked sidewalks and political corruption The first person present tense narration drove me crazy The opening line Watch me zig zag is a strange way to start a novel The illustrations are cute and depict the culture of the Indian city portrayed in the novelI think my nieces and other 9 year olds would like this book but it's not really for grown ups


  3. says:

    9 yr old Yasmin loves to read and is horrified when she learns that the local free lending library stand gets shut down This is a cute story about activism friendship politics and Indian culture It is delightful that this story could have been taken place anywhere Great theme just a bit slow 2020 Nutmeg Nominee


  4. says:

    I love the different style of writing and the vocabulary words I felt both the universality of the urban child's experiences and the uniueness of the Indian perspective The theme of course is important All the characters are interesting glimpses of the istri lady's life and Reeni's family situation and Rafi Uncle are only some of what could each have been at least another full chapter But this is pared down to a uick read for 6 9 year olds I love all the descriptions of the foods though again they were pared down A glossary may have been helpful but context clues were sufficient and there's always the internet for further researchI don't know if I'd recommend it to absolutely everybody but I do recommend that every library system in the US gets a copy Big points for multiculturalism diversity of courseMaybe not the best most typical example of the writing style but this was cute If there were a feather handy I could have tried it out to see if it worked as a knockdown weapon


  5. says:

    I liked this story but found it a bit difficult to get into because it was set in India and used terms for which there was no glossary provided so that you could look up what they meant It was disorienting However once I got into the characters and story I was sucked right in I enjoyed the unusual topic of young people and civic responsibility standing up for a political candidate who would understand and respond to the needs of their constituents Apparently this is not a community with an established public library like we have here in the US which is why Book Uncle and his free lending library were so important to the neighborhood This would make a great discussion book especially around election time Recommended


  6. says:

    Bookworm Yasmin is pretty content with her life and well on her way to reading a book a day for the rest of her life One day Book Uncle doesn't set up shop at his usual corner of the street and Yasmin soon learns it's up to her and her friends to bring Book Uncle back in businessI originally picked up this chapter book for my daughter because the main character LOVES reading Imagine my delight when it turns out that Yasmin isn't just an avid reader but a budding social activist as well I appreciate how her passion for reading translates into standing up for what she believes in and using the laws in place to change things The feeling of community is very strong as well and it makes the setting of the story into a character in its own right It was all done so seamlessly I'm in awe of the writing styleNot once does the story sound preachy In fact by the time you reach the end the way everything comes together will make you tear up or at the very least a tiny bit emotional This is a book I absolutely want to have around so my daughter can revisit Yasmin's world whenever she wishes to


  7. says:

    Interspersed with black and white cartoon illustrations this book looks just as interesting when you flick through it as the story actually is Combining a story of getting involved to save something you believe in and an insight into another culture Book Uncle was something a little different for this 7 10 year readership


  8. says:

    This was an utterly delightful book that would be so good to teach children the wonderful results that can be achieved by working together A great chapter book read aloud for younger children and independent reading for third grade and aboveNine year old Yasmin lives in India and loves books Her goal is to read one book every day for the rest of her life But she and her family live in a lower class neighborhood so her only access to books is Book Uncle Book Uncle is an elderly man who along with his wife had collected books all of his life and now wanted to share them with others He has a cart that he pushes out each day with a sign that says Bring One Take One and he is basically running a free lending library for all of his neighborhood When someone mails a complaint letter to the unpopular mayor in town he is told to buy a license for his cart or close down Yasmin is devastated and decides to launch a letter writing campaign Little does Yasmin know what will become an avalanche of support and help others learn the results that can be achieved by working together


  9. says:

    My daughter and I read this book together and loved this sweet story set in India about a girl who makes a big difference in her little community I loved the little insights into Indian culture a glossary of some of the terms would have been nice and the emphasis on the importance of books and reading Definitely recommend


  10. says:

    A good beginning chapter book that could introduce students to life in India as well as activism


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