A Sydney Taylor Notable Book
Winner of the Crystal Kite Award
Tablet Magazine’s Best Jewish Kids Books of the Year
Shoham’s bangle jingles and jangles, clinks and clacks.
Shoham wears a golden bangle on her wrist, just like her Nana Aziza. Their bangles jingle when they cook, and glitter in the sun. When Shoham and her family must leave Iraq, they are allowed to take only one suitcase each. They may take no jewelry. Shoham has the important job of carrying Nana’s homemade pita bread, which Nana says they will eat when they get to Israel. But when they finally arrive and it is time to eat, Shoham bites into something hard inside the pita bread.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Sarah Sassoon
Sarah Sassoon grew up in Sydney, Australia where she learnt to cook t’bit with her grandmother, Nana Aziza. She is a writer, poet and educator, and author of the children’s picture book Shoham’s Bangle. Sarah lives in Jerusalem where she regularly cooks t’bit for her husband and four hungry boys.
Illustrator: Noa Kelner
Noa Kelner graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. She works with book publishers, newspapers, and magazines, and loves to give stories color and form. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the annual "Outline – Illustration and Words" festival in Jerusalem and also teaches illustration. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two children.
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Sydney Taylor Shmooze
“A lovely introduction to Iraqi Jewry and its own exodus.”—Sydney Taylor Shmooze
“A moving and authentic story of love, family, and home.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The beautifully told story, with colorful illustrations from Israeli artist Noa Kelner, depicts important aspects of the Middle Eastern Jewish experience.”―Hadassah Magazine
Jewish Book Council
“Shoham’s Bangle presents a slice of Jewish and Israeli history, but it is also filled with family feeling, nostalgia, and hope.”—Jewish Book Council