Nina Soni, Sister Fixer

by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky
Category: Series: Nina SoniThemes: Friendship & Family
Nina Soni deals with her embarrassing little sister and an engineering project gone awry. From the Nina Soni middle grade series by #OwnVoices author Kashmira Sheth!  
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  • ISBN: 9781682630549
  • Publication date: 04/01/2020
  • Page Count: 128
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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  • Publication date: 04/01/2021
  • Page Count: 144
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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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)

“Appealing…lively…refreshing.” —Booklist

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.



Kashmira Sheth


Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She lives in Virginia.


Jenn Kocsmiersky


Jenn Kocsmierksy is a watercolor artist and picture book illustrator. She was adopted from Seoul, South Korea and grew up in rural New Hampshire. Now, as a mom and artist, Jenn hopes to promote relatable childhood experiences featuring diverse characters. She was the recipient of the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship for Illustration and the 2016–2017 Walter Dean Meyers Grant. She lives in New York with her two children and a ginormous goldfish named Joey.


“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


Parents’ Choice Recommended Award —Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2020


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F&P: Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Lexile: 560L
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