Not So Shy
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.
978-1-7284-2791-1On pre-order until 04/04/2023
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|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|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||256|
“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.