Jazmin Gomez


Excellent, Primary, Debbi Michiko Florence, Elizabet Vuković, Drums, Talent, Japanese Americans, Perseverance

Document Type

Book Review


The school talent show is coming up, and everyone has a talent to share—everyone except Jasmine. When her mom suggests she learn to play taiko (a Japanese drum), Jasmine isn’t too sure. It looks fun, but there are rules. Although she’s not a fan of rules, she tries it out and finds that playing taiko makes her feel strong and happy. After taking lessons, making mistakes, and practicing A LOT, Jasmine learns her taiko song and delivers a perfect performance for her friends and family on the big night.