Too Far from Home

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5.6 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Naomi Shmuel is an author of more than 15 books, as well as an illustrator and anthropologist. She was the author of the first children's books in Hebrew to feature characters of color. Born in England, she began writing for her own children following their encounters with bias: her husband made the long and difficult journey on foot from Ethiopia to Sudan in order to reach Israel. The Hebrew version of Too Far From Home won the international Anderson Prize. She lives in Israel.
Avi Katz, best known as the illustrator of Jerusalem Report magazine, has illustrated over 100 books. He lives in Israel.


"The book's focus on immi-gra-tion and fam-i-ly will be rel-e-vant to many read-ers and enlight-en-ing to oth-ers. Meskerem's expe-ri-ences and their his-tor-i-cal con-text are impor-tant for read-ers of all back-grounds. This wor-thy sto-ry, which approach-es race, big-otry, and mul-ti-cul-tur-al Jew-ish her-itage, is high-ly recommended." -- Jillian Bietz, Jewish Book Council

-- (9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"A deftly written and thoroughly entertaining story with an important underlying message about the value of tolerance and cultural differences, 'Too Far From Home' is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, middle school, and community library collections for young readers ages 8-13." -- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review, Oregon WI

-- (3/16/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"This is a book that I think will help children to understand some of the challenges of being too far from home." -- Jill Harris

-- (3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Readers will respond to this portrait of a proud, loving family in a difficult situation." -- Kirkus Reviews

-- (1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM)