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Book Uncle And Me

ISBN-10: 1554988098
ISBN-13: 9781554988099
Author: Krishnaswami, Uma
Illustrated by: Swaney, Julianna
Interest Level: 2-6
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: August 2018

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 152


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Interest Level

Grades 2-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: P
Lexile: 580L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Politics & Government

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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. An energet
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