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Yasmin in Charge
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Yasmin in Charge

by Saadia Faruqi
Illustrated by Hatem Aly

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner!

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level5-8 Years
Reading LevelGrades K-2
SubjectAction & Adventure
Trim Size5 1/2 x 7 1/4
Page Count96



NBC News, "8 Awesome Children's Books That Celebrate Diversity" - Ciarra Chavarria

", 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"

February 25, 2019

Common Sense Media - Carrie Kingsley

"...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

March 1, 2019

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor

"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

February 8, 2019

Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, essayist and interfaith activist. She writes for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her adult short story collection Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan was published in 2015. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children.

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