Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami
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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 energetic, funny and quirky story that explores the themes of community activism, friendship, and the love of books. (Anansi/Groundwood)

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 5 reviews

book uncle and me is about a young girl named Yasmin who loved to read so she planed to read a book a day. Yasmin got all of her books from a guy named book uncle but one day book uncle got a pink slip that said he had to close down. Yasmine tries to help.... I liked this book because I like quick reads so then I can read it more than one time. Also I couldn't put this book down, I read this book in two days that's how good it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Chrissie on Blank Product Name

I give it five stars because it was about showing dedication to someone else . I also like it because I love books and it was about someone who gave away books for free or lent it to someone. I thought it was very kind of book uncle to give away books.

by Lucas. C on Blank Product Name

a nice peaceful good book with excitement and victory

by Ally! on Blank Product Name

This book is really good. Yasmin has to solve to problems and it feels like you are really there.

by jessica on Blank Product Name

I liked the mystery but at some parts I got really bored and I found myself reading slower. for this reason I didn't really like it