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Becoming Naomi Leon
Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, lif...  more
ISBN-13: 9780439269971
ISBN-10: 0439269970
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Wonderful book about a girl named Naomi and her brother Owen who live with their great grandmother in an RV park. It's a good life for them, although Naomi wonders about her past, mostly her parents. When her mother shows up, Naomi has mixed feelings, and as the situation unfolds, it becomes necessary to track down their father in Mexico before all they hold dear is lost. It's a wonderful story about finding out who you are, love, and courage, and is rich with culture and imagination. I would recommend it for anyone age 10 and up.
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A Tender tale about family and loyalty
Includes After Words, and bonus interview with the author
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Great story of a girl finding herself even with several obstacles in her path. Highly recommended!