YOUNGER FICTION
Florence, Debbi Michiko

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

(3) 1-3 Illustrated by Elizabet Vuković. In her third chapter book, Japanese American Jasmine Toguchi can't figure out a talent to display in her school's talent show until her mom introduces her to taiko (a Japanese drum). Jasmine remains a charismatic heroine as she diligently practices drumming and learns that having fun is more important than striving for perfection. Tidy spot illustrations capture Jasmine's dedication and exuberance.

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