Introducing the second title in the humorous Nina Soni series featuring a charming, distractible Indian-American girl, her notebook, “Sakhi,” and her family and friends.
It’s spring break for Nina, but the rain has her stuck inside, restless and hungry for a new project and aggravated with her little sister Kavita’s embarrassing behavior. When a fresh pile of dirt is delivered to the neighbor’s house for a landscaping project, inspiration strikes! Nina decides to enlist Kavita’s help in launching a grand engineering project in hopes that she can fix her silly sister and create something amazing at the same time. But in true Nina Soni fashion, Nina’s exciting new project doesn’t exactly go to plan, and she faces some unexpected consequences.
Readers are sure to relate to author Kashmira Sheth’s endearing Nina Soni and her slightly scatter-brained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems. Fans of Nina Soni, Former Best Friend will love this new story of Nina’s misadventures with her family and friends, brought to life with Jenn Kocsmiersky’s endearing illustrations.
Get to know Kashmira Sheth and her inspiration for Nina Soni, Former Best Friend—the first title in the series—with our author Q&A, and use this discussion guide to answer fun questions about food, family, and the power of friendship.
“Sheth’s clear and distinctive narratorial voice effortlessly leads readers through the intricacies of Nina’s quirky, innocent world…. The children’s Indian heritage is cleverly woven into the storyline, infusing their lives without eclipsing their American identities.” —Kirkus Reviews
“As in the previous book, Nina’s appealing first-person narrative includes lists, which she uses to organize her thoughts, and definitions of words that interest her, but it’s her lively personality and refreshing candor that will endear her to readers.” —Booklist
Get your copy of Nina Soni, Sister Fixer today at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be on the lookout for the rest of our brand-new Spring 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles back at Peachtree this season in paperback!