Written by Rita Jahanforuz
Illustrated by Vali Mintzi
Young Shiraz lives a lonely life with her stepmother and stepsister, completely unaware of the old woman who lives alone next door…until Shiraz’s runaway yarn ball brings them face-to-face. This beautiful story from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz explores the power of listening to others and the value of empathy.
“The Girl with a Brave Heart brings out the heart in my kids. When I read this story to my son for the first time he was completely taken aback by Shiraz’s sister’s actions and asked, “”Why did she do that?”” I love that this story is about motivations and following your heart.” By Carrie, Posted on 10/12/20