Nina Soni Former Best Friend was selected as 2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books for the Year list
The second book, Nina Soni, Sister Fixer is here!
In Nina Soni, Sister Fixer, Nina is convinced that she must try to alter Kavita’s embarrassing behavior. On a rainy spring break, Nina sets out to do two projects, fix her sister and work with her sister on a grand engineering project. This leads to some complicated and sometimes humorous situations and Nina must find her way out of them. Even though Nina is unsuccessful in her endeavor to change her sister, she is not disappointed as she gains important insights about herself, family, and community.
Here are a couple of reviews:
“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