Pam Munoz Ryan
Becoming Naomi Leon
(Scholastic Press Sept. 1, 2004)
, First Edition
The highly anticipated new novel from the Pura Belpre and Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author of ESPERANZA RISING.
Naomi 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, & 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 & her little brother, Owen, is happy & peaceful. That is, until their mother reappears after 7 years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions & challenging Naomi to discover who she really is.
- Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended
- 0439269695 / 9780439269698
- 14.4 oz.
- 5.75 x 0.75