Barefoot Books The Girl With The Brave Heart

Barefoot Books

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.

"...a heartwarming vindication of good-heartedness, something that doesn’t always get celebrated in a girlhood culture of snark.” -The New York Times

Ages 4 to 10 years

Written By: Rita Jahanforuz

Illustrated By: Vali Mintzi