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By Myron Levoy

it truly is 1944 in long island urban, and Alan Silverman doesn’t are looking to surrender his afternoon stickball video game for anyone—especially to not make pals with crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. but if he sees Naomi’s haunted face and hears approximately her scary studies through the warfare in France, Alan adjustments his brain. Slowly he struggles to make Naomi converse to him, and one day—miraculously—she starts to belief him. quickly they proportion homework and video games, in addition to their private emotions. Alan unearths that Naomi is not just clever, but additionally humorous and enjoyable to be with. Alan’s global alterations and grows with the friendship. however the scars and fears of the Nazis are nonetheless a great deal with Naomi, and Alan needs to achieve even deeper into himself for knowing.

Reviews and Awards

“A poignant double portrait of a boy and woman whose lives are replaced by means of the bad occasions of the Holocaust. sincere, compassionate writing.” — the hot York Times

American Library organization: better of the easiest for Children

New York instances: most sensible Books for Children

Young grownup Library companies organization: better of the easiest List

National Awards for Children’s Books: Holland, Austria, and Germany

A nationwide e-book Award Finalist

About the Author
Myron Levoy’s younger grownup novels often depict outsiders—often with humor—searching for identification and connections, with growing to be perception into their actual selves. Works contain “Alan and Naomi,” “A Shadow Like a Leopard,” “Three Friends,” “Pictures of Adam,” and “Kelly 'n’ Me.”

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