Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and MeBook Uncle and Me
by Uma Krishnaswami
Grades 3 & up

Yasmin stops at Book Uncle’s free lending library on the sidewalk near her apartment everyday. She has made it her goal to read a book a day, and is now at 400 in a row. With his motto, “The right book for the right person for the right day,” Book Uncle always gives her exactly what she needs to read. That is until the day he has to pack up all of his books and stop the lending library. It seems that someone has complained and now he needs an expensive permit. Yasmin is devastated by this. Instead of sinking into despair though, she gathers her friends to try to help Book Uncle and save their library. A great introduction to social activism. Recommended for grades 3 & up.

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