Each year, our staff has read their agreed upon favorites ranging from picture books to novels, fiction and non fiction-- and come up with a title that stands out as the one we can't stop talking about.

Becoming Naomi Leon ~ Fall 2004

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780439269971
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 2005

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, & 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.