Yasmin's Hammer

By Northwest Asian Weekly

What I love about [Yasmin’s Hammer] is the emphasis on education and reading. In a world filled with television and video games, books and reading often fall by the wayside. But Yasmin longs to understand the words spoken in the city because she knows that if she can read and is educated, she will never again swing another hammer or break another brick. This correlation between education and success is true in any society. It is an important lesson for children to learn early in life. I also love Yasmin’s ingenuity for earning extra money and the fact that she uses the money to buy a book.Although her wants and desires may seem simple compared to those of an average American child, they are no less important and are equally respected in this book.