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Book Uncle and Me (Paperback)

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By Uma Krishnaswami, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator)
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In all of India, there is no better corner book lender than Book Uncle. Free books, no charge, give one, take one and read, read, read! But when Book Uncle is told he must pay a city fee which he cannot afford to continue offering the perfect book on the perfect day to the perfect reader, he closes up shop. But Yasmin, an eight-year-old who has vowed to read a book a day, determines to rally her neighborhood, many of whom have been affected by Book Uncle's passion for books, to save Book Uncle's free lending library. Read this with your kids and know we can come together and make change happen!

— Linda


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781554988099
ISBN-10: 1554988098
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 152
Language: English