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Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) (edition 2005)

by Pam Munoz Ryan (Author)

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When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
Title:Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold)
Authors:Pam Munoz Ryan (Author)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2005), 272 pages
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Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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    atreic: Both these books are engaging, page turning stories with a pre-teen heroine discovering herself and how to deal with the challenges life throws at them. Both have a warm sense of humour and a light touch. And both the heroines love making lists! Becoming Naomi Leon deals with slightly darker themes than Anastasia, but I think if Naomi met Anastasia they would be firm friends.… (more)

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Naomi Soledad León Outlaw has had a happy live living with her brother, Owen, and her great-grandmother, Mary Outlaw. They live in an old trailer, in a poor trailer park in California. Then, with no warning at all, the mother (Skyla) who abandoned them so many years ago comes traipsing back into their life, and wants custody of Naomi (but not Owen, who has some minor physical handicaps).
When Naomi and Mary realize what Skyla is really after, they take steps to make sure that the mother and her boyfriend do not get custody. And that means a trip to Mexico to find the children's father.
This coming of age story is by turns sweet and horrifying. Skyla is an intensely loathsome human being, partly in that she is good at hiding her true self and putting on a show of kindness when it suits her. "León" means lion. And the title "Becoming Naomia León" is very much about Naomia growing from a timid girl into Naomi the Lion... a girl with courage. ( )
  fingerpost | Aug 24, 2019 |
Yes! ( )
  alyssajp | Jul 29, 2019 |
Becoming Naomi Leon is a chapter book about a young girl named Naomi. Naomi and her younger brother have lived with their great great grandmother most of their lives. Living with their grandmother is all Naomi and her brother know; so when their estranged mother shows up at their front door, their lives turn upside down. The main message of this story is facing conflict with bravery and a positive attitude. This book follows Naomi learning more about herself and her background. This is a great book to read aloud to older elementary school students. ( )
  oferro | Nov 13, 2018 |
This is a book about a young girl named Naomi. She lives with her great grandmother and younger brother in a trailer in California. Her mother, Skyla comes back for her which causes problems for her family. Naomi, her great grandmother and brother, Owen must travel to Mexico to find their father and to resolve the issues her mother is causing. The book follows Naomi on her journey of meeting her mother and father as well as learning more about herself and where she comes from.
  mtrees | Nov 10, 2018 |
I found that this book was very insightful and was very deep.
It touched on many subjects such as having a "different" brother and not growing up with your father around. Naomi also has her quirks such as her love of making lists and is all in all a relatable character. ( )
  Alana_Platt | May 21, 2017 |
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I always thought the biggest problem in my life was my name, Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw, but little did I know that it was the least of my troubles, or that someday I would live up to it.
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