Saadia Faruqi

Books by This Author

Meet Yasmin!

Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English

This volume includes "Yasmin" stories that are also published separately: Yasmin the Explorer; Yasmin the Painter; Yasmin the Builder; and Yasmin the Fashionista.

Yasmin in Charge

Illustration of young girl leaning against a teacher's desk.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner!

Yasmin the Chef

Illustration of a young girl wearing an apron in the kitchen holding a pot and spoon.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Yasmin loves hosting parties! Music, friends, fun! But what she doesn't love is the spicy food her Pakistani family serves. Yasmin puts on her chef hat and plans to make her own amazing, fantastic recipe...as soon as she figures out what that is!

Yasmin the Explorer

Illustration of a young girl running with a map flying from her hand.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Every explorer needs a map! Baba encourages Yasmin to make one of her own. But when Yasmin loses sight of Mama at the farmer's market, can her map bring them back together?

Yasmin the Fashionista

Illustration of girl in a closet posing in clothing.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Yasmin is bored! But a glimpse of the pretty clothes in Mama's closet turns a boring evening into a glamorous fashion show, until, OOPS! Mama's shalwar kameez is ruined! Can Yasmin's nani save the day before Mama gets home?

Yasmin the Painter

young girl using palette to paint canvas on an easel.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Yasmin's painting for the art contest is due Friday, but she has lots of excuses for putting it off. She doesn't know what to paint, she doesn't think she's any good, and painting is messy. Turns out a mess is just what Yasmin needs for inspiration!

Yasmin the Superhero

Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Superhero Yasmin! She's got the cape. She's got the mask. Now she just needs a villain to defeat! While she's looking for one, she meets lots of friends and neighbors who need her help, but no villains. Then Yasmin discovers that she might not need a villain to wield her super powers!

Yasmin the Teacher

Illustration of young girl learning against a teacher's desk.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Ms. Alex gets called away and puts Yasmin in charge! Being teacher will be a snap! But when things go wrong, Yasmin must think fast to get the class back on track before Ms. Alex gets back.

Yasmin the Writer

Illustration of a girl with a pencil at kitchen table with papers and books in front of her.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Ms. Alex has assigned Yasmin's class to write about their heroes. Yasmin loves to write, but she can't decide who her hero is. After dismissing lots of ideas, could it be that Yasmin's hero has been right beside her all along?

Yasmin the Zookeeper

Illustration of a girl holding a bowl of fruit with a monkey on her head.
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Age Level: 6-9

Yasmin's class is going to the zoo! The students love watching the animals do silly things, but when Yasmin is chosen to feed the monkeys, she's the one that does something silly. Can Yasmin fix her mistake and make friends with the monkeys?