This was a super cute and fun read. Each of the stories engages the curiosity and creativity of young children through short illustrated anecdotes that present a problem or challenge and lead to a solution through Yasmin exercising her imagination and brainstorming. Yasmin's Pakistani family and heritage are seamlessly integrated into the story, and the final pages include a glossary and facts sheet that teach a little Urdu and ...more
Meet Yasmin! is a great book that encourages children to engage with the world around them and be imaginative. It also features a Pakistani American family whose customs and cultures are naturally integrated into the book - and are a seamless part of Yasmin and her daily life. All of this is aided by some ...more
Yasmin is an absolutely delightful character who is a breath of fresh air on the early chapter book scene. She's spunky, animated and full of big ideas that are all her own. Her personality is huge, as is her imagination, and she resolves her challenges with independence and creativity. She's a girl that every young person should get to know, and I particularly love the ways in which children will be able to relate to her, ...more
Meet Yasmin, a tiny little girl with big plans!
This book consists out of 4 stories. In each story Yasmin is trying out something else!
First story: Yasmin the Explorer: 4 stars. Yasmin is going to make a map of the neighbourhood, she is going to be an explorer! This was just adorable. I know I did the same thing when I was a child. Making a map of my home and neighbourhood, exploring every nook and cranny of it.
Only then Yasmin ...more
Through four different stories, the reader gets to know Yasmin as an explorer, a painter, a builder, and a fashionista. As an explorer, she gets to learn about maps, being aware of her surroundings, and having a plan of action when she gets lost. As a painter, the reader gets to walk through the creative process with Yasmin. From feeling less than confident, staring at a blank canvas, searching for ...more
Yasmin is a Pakistani American living with her parents and grandparents in the city. She's in second grade. There are four sections with cleverly targeted titles (the builder, the fashionista, the explorer, the painter) that make parents seeking strong female characters swoon. But then you get into the pages and it turns out that instead of encouraging Yasmin to stretch her ...more
The main thing that I really appreciate about “Meet Yasmin!” is having a Pakistani American family as the theme. Considering how there is so much hatred towards people from different cultures, religious, orientation etc. it is refreshing to see a children’s tale featuring a ...more
This is perfect! I love Yasmin; she's a great character who will be relatable and aspirational for kids. She has insecurities and fears but she also has enough courage to face them. Kids will relate to plot points like getting lost, being bored, feeling frustrated about not being talented/skilled enough at something, etc.
The art was cute and I enjoyed the diverse characters in the background. It wasn't simply a template where the skin colors were changed; each...more
Second grader Yasmin has lots of adventures in her ordinary life. She explores her neighborhood with her mother, getting just a tiny bit lost, has some difficulty deciding what her artistic talent is for a school art show, struggles with a class project centered around building things, and gets in a little trouble while her grandmother and grandfather are babysitting her and she raids her mother's closet. Despite her sometimes misguided enthusiasm, Yasmin manages to ...more
Oh my gosh, this is such a delightful book, and Yasmin is such a fun and engaging second grader, she absolutely deserves that exclamation point in the title. Yasmin's family is Pakistani (as is the author), so the text is sprinkled with a few words in Urdu that kids will find easy to learn and fun to use. She is perfectly ...more
Yasmin is an adorable little girl who is curious, passionate ...more
Each story builds on knowing Yasmin and her family. They help her and encourage in all her endeavors. ...more
Meet Yasmin! is a short chapter book with four separate stories within it--these help keep the pacing moving quickly for young readers new to chapter books. Each story is divided into three short chapters. You can also purchase the stories individually, ...more
The illustrations are cute and appealing and we definitely need more diverse characters like Yasmin, but the story was not as funny or entertaining as other beginning chapter books and I'm afraid a lot of younger readers (especially the struggling ones) will lose interest and stop reading--the copy I borrowed from the library had pencil markings along the words for the first couple episodes, but none after.
Yasmin is a curious go-getter of a second-grader who comes up against a number of challenges in this first book of the series and deals with them all beautifully. One of the things I loved was that Yasmin wasn't always the best at everything, but when she found she couldn't do a task as well as others, she'd use her own talent to contribute in her own way.
I read an ARC ...more
|Lit CelebrAsian B...: Meet Yasmin Book Tour! In conversation: Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly||1||2||Sep 20, 2018 10:43PM|