Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold)

October 1, 2005|
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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A Pura Belpré Honor Book"Engrossing." --New York TimesNaomi Soledad León 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''s self-prophecies, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. Luckily, Naomi also has her carving to strengthen her spirit. And life with Gram and her little brother, Owen, is happy and peaceful. That is, until their mother reappears for the first time in seven years, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover who she really is.
Born and raised in California''s San Joaquin Valley, Pam Muñoz Ryan comes from a background that is an ethnic mix of Spanish, Mexican, Basque, Italian, and Oklahoman. She has written books about Mexican migrant workers, the American Wild West, daring women, historic concerts, and mice and beans. "That''s part of the enchantment of writ...
Title:Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold)
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.61 X 5.3 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.61 X 5.3 X 0.76 in
Published:October 1, 2005
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780439269971

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