Book Uncle and me

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Swaney, Julianna, illustrator.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books :, 2016.
9781554988082, 155498808X
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Physical Desc
149 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Accelerated Reader
Level 3.8, 2 Points
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"Original edition published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. in 2012" -- copyright page
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.
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Target Audience
Decoding demand: 87 (very high),Semantic demand: 99 (very high),Syntactic demand: 84 (very high),Structure demand: 87 (very high),Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.8,2.0,184100.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.8,2,184100.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Krishnaswami, U., & Swaney, J. (2016). Book Uncle and me. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- and Julianna, Swaney. 2016. Book Uncle and Me. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- and Julianna, Swaney, Book Uncle and Me. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Krishnaswami, Uma, and Julianna Swaney. Book Uncle and Me. Toronto ; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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