Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Hebrew in Israel in 2010, The Girl With a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran (Rita Jahan­foruz; Vali Mintzi, illus.) tells the sto­ry of a young girl grow­ing up in Tehran. Bare­foot Books will pub­lish the title in Eng­lish in March.

View past Book Cov­er of the Week” posts here.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.