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.
A Sydney Taylor Honor Book
978-1-7284-2791-1Temporarily out of stock
|Grade 4 - Grade 8
|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
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Kar-Ben Publishing ®
|Number of Pages
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.
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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… View available downloads →
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- Sydney Taylor Book Award Middle Grade Honor
“Noa Nimrodi explores both universal themes of alienation and the specific challenges that Israelis might confront when acclimating to a new culture…Readers will empathize with Shai’s distress.”―Jewish Book Council
“Touching, tender, and heartbreaking.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“‘The heart is big enough to have more than one place to call home’… Emotionally relatable and help[s] readers ponder issues of prejudice and allyship.”―Sydney Taylor Shmooze
“At times comical and at times emotional…this heartwarming novel would be an asset to both public and Jewish libraries.”—Association of Jewish Libraries