Nina Soni deals with her embarrassing little sister and an engineering project gone awry. From the Nina Soni middle grade series by celebrated author Kashmira Sheth!
A Parents’ Choice Recommended Book (Parents’ Choice Foundation)
A long rainy stretch during spring break has Nina restless and hungry for a new project and aggravated with little sister Kavita’s embarrassing behavior. Then, a fresh pile of dirt is delivered to the neighbor’s house for a landscaping project. It’s too tempting to resist. Can Nina fix Kavita and create something amazing at the same time?
In Nina Soni, celebrated author Kashmira Sheth has created a likable, slightly scatter-brained Indian-American heroine who struggles to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems.
“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
F&P: Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Engineering, Family, List-Making and Other Record-Keeping
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women