Diesel Del Mar –Sunday April 16th a 3:00 pm –Noa Nimrodi discusses and signs “Not So Shy”.
Join us! on Sunday April 16th at 3:00 pm as DIESEL, A Bookstore in Del Mar welcome Noa Nimrodi to the store to discuss and sign Not So Shy.
This event is free to attend and will be held at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Del Mar.
Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat.
Noa Nimrodi Event Seat Reservation
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 (and away from her molecular-biologist dad, who’s job has made them move, and his involvement in GMO’s might create even more trouble for her). Maybe she can go back with her grandparents when they come visit. Or maybe she can win the drawing competition that’s offering a a plane ticket to any destination in the world as a grand prize. Meanwhile, though, she’s stuck in seventh grade at an American school, where she has to communicate in English and get used to American ways of doing things. Worst of all, she faces antisemitism up close for the first time. But she also finds support and friendship where she least expected it and starts to see her new life with different eyes. Maybe home doesn’t have to be the place she’s always lived. Maybe home can be a place in the heart.
Noa Nimrodi is an Israeli-American author/illustrator living near the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. Working in the design team of window dressers for the largest Israeli book-chain (Steimatzky), Noa fell in love with children’s books which led her to write two of her own (one which she also illustrated. Both published in Israel by Korim Publishing house) In 2009 Noa moved from Israel to California with her husband and three kids. Seeing her children face the same challenges as she did (moving back-and-forth between Israel and the US as a child) inspired Noa to write her Middle Grade debut, Not So Shy.
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.