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Shoham’s Bangle

Written by Sarah Sassoon
Illustrated by Noa Kelner
Published by Lerner Publishing Group

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.

Primary ISBN: 9781728438962
Publication Date: November 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book , Age 07 or older

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Setting: Iraq, Israel

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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