Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

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Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

Title: Book Uncle and Me
By: Krishnaswami, Uma
Published: 2016
Call #: J Krish.U

A fun and very timely story about a girl in an apartment complex in a town in India. Yasmin loves getting free books from Book Uncle who shares his private library with the people of the city by means of a stall on the street near her apartment. When the town bureaucracy shuts down Book Uncle’s stall, Yasmin makes it an election issue with the help of all the people in her school and apartment complex. A book about voting, friendship, and the love of books, originally published in India, this winsome story won the Scholastic Asian Book Award and works well as a slight step up from beginning chapter books. How lucky we are that English is one of India’s languages — may there be many more stories set in India! Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. MM


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