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Alan and Naomi [NOOK Book]

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It is 1944 in New York City, and Alan Silverman doesn’t want to give up his afternoon stickball game for anyone—especially not to make friends with crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. But when he sees Naomi’s haunted face and hears about her horrifying experiences during the war in German-occupied France, Alan changes his mind. Slowly he struggles to make Naomi speak to him, and one day—miraculously—she begins to trust him. Soon they share homework and games, as well as their deepest feelings. Alan finds that Naomi ...
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Alan and Naomi

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Overview

It is 1944 in New York City, and Alan Silverman doesn’t want to give up his afternoon stickball game for anyone—especially not to make friends with crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. But when he sees Naomi’s haunted face and hears about her horrifying experiences during the war in German-occupied France, Alan changes his mind. Slowly he struggles to make Naomi speak to him, and one day—miraculously—she begins to trust him. Soon they share homework and games, as well as their deepest feelings. Alan finds that Naomi is not only intelligent, but also funny and fun to be with. Alan’s world changes and grows with the friendship. But the scars and fears of the Nazis are still very much with Naomi, and Alan must reach even deeper into himself for understanding.

Reviews and Awards:

“A poignant double portrait of a boy and girl whose lives are changed by the terrible events of the Holocaust. Honest, compassionate writing.” — The New York Times

American Library Association: Best of the Best for Children

New York Times: Best Books for Children

Young Adult Library Services Association: Best of the Best List

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

A National Book Award Finalist
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012259547
  • Publisher: A. J. Cornell Publications
  • Publication date: 2/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 374,047
  • File size: 93 KB

Meet the Author

Myron Levoy was born and raised in New York City, where many of his stories take place. His young adult novels frequently depict outsiders—often with humor—searching for identity and connections, with growing insight into their true selves. Works include “Alan and Naomi,” “A Shadow Like a Leopard,” “Three Friends,” “Pictures of Adam,” and “Kelly 'n’ Me.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Best novel of all time

    Definately the best book ive ever read. To fully experience all the different emotions in the book, one has to look inside themselves for a deeper, greater person. Some books dont change people, but some do. This is one of the books that do. I reccommend this book to anyone looking for a beautiful, emotional tale about a simple stickball player and a lovely doll from europe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Extraordinary

    I love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2002

    POWERFUL

    I have never in my life read a book that changed me emotionaly and metialy until Alan and Naomi its a book about love and strenght and a book about the human will to survie and the human abilty to love and understand This book is a masterpiece

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2001

    A Great Book and Movie

    I heard about this book from my summer reading list and thought it was excellant. We watched the movie in my school and I would definately recommend that movie to the people who have read the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2001

    Alan and Naomi

    This book is really good. The first time I read it, it made me cry! I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2000

    Alan and Naomi.........a person's review

    Alan and Naomi is a great book. It has so much depth and compassion, that one must reach inside their soul to understand, and comprehend.

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