Fall 2022

Shoham's Bangle

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

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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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-11-01
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV039250, JUV039120, JUV016210
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 570
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Sydney Taylor Shmooze

A lovely introduction to Iraqi Jewry and its own exodus.

Kirkus Reviews

A moving and authentic story of love, family, and home.

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. sarahsassoon.com

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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