Spring 2023

Not So Shy

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Twelve-year-old Shai hates everything about moving to America from Israel.

She’s determined to come up with a plan that will get her back home. Maybe she can go back with her grandparents when they come to visit. Or maybe she can win a drawing competition that offers a plane ticket to any destination in the world as the grand prize. Meanwhile she’s stuck navigating seventh grade in a language that used to be just a subject in school. As Shai faces antisemitism but also gains support from unexpected sources, she starts to see her new life with different eyes. Maybe home is a place in the heart.

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On pre-order until 04/04/2023
On pre-order until 04/04/2023
On pre-order until 04/04/2023
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 256
Publication Date 2023-04-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039250, JUV039120, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Touching, tender, and heartbreaking.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Author: Noa Nimrodi

Noa Nimrodi was born in Jerusalem and grew up moving back-and-forth between Israel and USA. Her novels have been published in both Hebrew and English. When not writing, Noa can be found reading a variety of genres, creating all sorts of art, and running on the beach, with or without her dogs, in Carlsbad, California.