Book Uncle and me
Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library on the street corner. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something.
What can she do? The local elections are coming up, but she's just a kid. She can't even vote!
Still, Yasmin has friends -- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a blue belt in karate. And she has family and neighbors. What's more, she has an idea that came right out of the last book she borrowed from Book Uncle.
So Yasmin and her friends get to work. Ideas grow like cracks in the sidewalk, and soon the whole effort is breezing along nicely.
Or is it? Maybe it's spinning right out of control.
An energetic, funny and quirky story about community activism, friendship, and the love of books.
Communities -- Fiction
Communities -- Juvenile fiction
Elections -- Fiction
Elections -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Girls -- Fiction
Girls -- Juvenile fiction
Libraries -- Fiction
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction
Reading -- Fiction
Reading -- Juvenile fiction
Level 3.8, 2 Points
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|Grouping Author||krishnaswami uma|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-01 23:10:40PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-19 01:00:58AM|
|author||Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956-|
|available_at_school||Robert Churchwell Elementary, Ruby Major Elementary|
|detailed_location_school||Eagle View Elementary - Kids Fiction, Robert Churchwell Elementary - Kids Fiction, Ruby Major Elementary - Kids Fiction|
|display_description||Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends -- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It's an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter's net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000675728|Book|Books|[New edition].|English|Groundwood Books :|2016.|149 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Communities -- Fiction, Communities -- Juvenile fiction, Elections -- Fiction, Elections -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Girls -- Juvenile fiction, Libraries -- Fiction, Libraries -- Juvenile fiction, Reading -- Fiction, Reading -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||Book Uncle and me|
|title_full||Book Uncle and me / Uma Krishnaswami ; illustrations by Julianna Swaney|
|title_short||Book Uncle and me|
|topic_facet||Communities, Elections, Friendship, Girls, Libraries, Reading|