Yasmin's Hammer

By Midwest Book Review

Yasmin’s Hammer is an inspirational illustrated story about a girl in Dhaka, Bangladesh who helps her sister in supporting her family by hammering bricks into small pieces all day, while her father operates a rickshaw and her mother works doing housework for rich families in the city. . . . Yasmin’s Hammer contains descriptive details about daily life in both rural and urban Bangladesh, and also lists sources for ways to help children like Yasmin in Bangladesh, in addition to a glossary and pronunciation guide and further suggested reading. Yasmin’s Hammer will appeal to children ages 5 and up.