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Becoming Naomi León

Becoming Naomi León

by Pam Muñoz 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, life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.

Ages
11, 12, 10, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5
Lexile Measure
830L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
246

About the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan writes books for adults, picture books for children, and novels for older students. Her works include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride , Becoming Naomi Leon , The Dreamer , Esperanza Rising , Paint the Wind , and Riding Freedom , which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award.

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