Alan and Naomi

Finalist, National Book Awards 1980 for Children's Books - Paperback

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ISBN 978-0595474240 | Harper Trophy

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It’s 1944 in New York City. Alan Silverman doesn’t want to give up his stickball game for anyone– especially not for crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. But when he hears about her horrifying experience during the war in France, Alan changes his mind. Slowly, he struggles to befriend her, and one day,miraculously, she begins to trust him. Alan finds she is not only intelligent, but also fun to be with. But the scars of war are still very much with Naomi. (