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Too Far From Home

By: Naomi Shmuel

Contemporary Fiction

When her mom gets a big promotion, Meskerem must leave her beloved home and start school in a new town far away. As if that’s not bad enough, now she’s the only kid of color in the entire fifth grade! Will she ever fit in and make friends?

Ages: 9+

48 pages

Lerner Publishing Group

Average Rating: (6 Ratings)

It was good but a little short
Submitted 1/8/2020 by Unicornflower

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was a book for people just learning to read chapter books but it was good 🙂

Pretty good book
Submitted 1/5/2020 by madamerose

I liked this book.

I think this book is good because it is about cultural relationships.

i love it
Submitted 1/4/2020 by benjamin19692

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i LOVED it.

Warning! This book has 48 pages
Submitted 1/3/2020 by ilovemath

I liked it, but just a warning for people who don't like short books.

Excellent story rarely discussed
Submitted 1/3/2020 by hanaassociatespr

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

These are topics conveyed typically by word of mouth. I'm glad to see someone put pen to paper to give readers, regardless of their ethnic background (as it can happen to anyone), an opportunity to learn more about the complexities of new experiences when your young, and being different.

Interesting Story!
Submitted 12/31/2019 by NationalDesignTeam

I liked this book because the plot was interesting, and it was about something that I have never really thought about before.

- Jane, National Advisory Committee

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Naomi Shmuel

Author of Too Far from Home

Dr. Naomi Shmuel was born in England, and her husband Emmanuel was born in Ethiopia. They both made Aliyah (moved to Israel): She arrived by plane, while he made the long and difficult journey on foot to Sudan over 30 years ago. They now live together in Israel with their four sons.

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