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The Courage to be Afraid

The poems in this book come from the painful realities that are a part of our lives. They speak to the hidden fears that both children and adults experience, and attempt to cope with them candidly and with humor. Here, for example, is the first poem, translated by Linda Zisquit:

Faint heart
That`s what they call me
When I refused to jump off the roof
Or hit my friend
Or throw a stone at the neighbor`s pane
Only my mother hugged me and said:
“It takes courage to be afraid.”

Title The Courage to be Afraid
Writer's Last Name Semel
Writer's First Name Nava
Genre Children
Ages 8 up
Illustrations Yoav Herstein
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
No. Pages 80pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Ometz Lefached