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Becoming Naomi Leon - eBook

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<p>A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. 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 &quot;nobody special.&quot; But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's 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.</p>

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In the classroom there are always children who are dealing with tremendous adversity. This book can touch the hearts of many as it deals with: A physically challenged child, a parent who hasn't had anything to do with her child for over 7 years. A father who has not been allowed to see his children and is reunited, a great-grandmother who will go to the ends of the earth to protect her grandbabies. I couldn't wait to get back into this book everyday. In the classroom the book is riddled with figures of speech which is a fourth grade concept that we hit every September.  

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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. 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, Naomi's 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.

Becoming Naomi Leon - eBook

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Language
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Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Author
Pam Munoz Ryan
ISBN-13
9780545532327
ISBN-10
0545532329

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This story about a bro...

This story about a brother and sister being raised by great Grandma supports nontraditional families. It also supports that sometimes it is best not to live with alcoholic parents or parent that are abusive. In the smallest ways we can find comfort in the things we do, like soap carving , which Naomi is good at and when she finds her father finds out it is a family tradition. Being brave and standing up for yourself can make you feel good about yourself and make you stronger.

Naomi has been abandon...

Naomi has been abandoned by her parents and lives with her little brother and grandmother in a trailer park near an avocado orchard. Throughout the course of the story, Naomi begins to learn about her past and herself. A trip to Mexico and some disheartening encounters with her mother help Naomi shed her nervous shell and develop into the strong young lady she was meant to be. This is one of the best read alouds I have read. Students literally clap when the story is over. I think they can all see pieces of themselves in Naomi as she grows and begins to stand up for what she believes in. They learn to respect all that she has been through.

In the classroom there...

In the classroom there are always children who are dealing with tremendous adversity. This book can touch the hearts of many as it deals with: A physically challenged child, a parent who hasn't had anything to do with her child for over 7 years. A father who has not been allowed to see his children and is reunited, a great-grandmother who will go to the ends of the earth to protect her grandbabies. I couldn't wait to get back into this book everyday. In the classroom the book is riddled with figures of speech which is a fourth grade concept that we hit every September.  

11-year-old Naomi Leon...

11-year-old Naomi Leon is doing just fine: though she is "nobody special" at school, she has a wonderful refuge with other forgotten kids in the school library, a wonderful little brother who always seems to see the bright side of things, and a loving great-grandmother to look after them both. Then one day the children's mother reappears in their lives. Terri Lynn (now called Sklya) comes in like a whirlwind, and it is soon very apparent that she is bent more on the destruction of the family than on reuniting it. This is a wonderful story. Naomi is a completely engaging character, and readers will quickly identify with her and her plight. Owen, Naomi's disabled younger brother, is a great character in his own right without any hint of stereotype. As Naomi and Owen try to deal with their mother's attempts to break up their family (she wants Naomi to move to Las Vegas with her and her new boyfriend), the reader will be on the edge of their seat. "Even though my life was a fog of the good and the bad, one thing was clear as a vinegar-shined window in my mind. I belonged with Gram and Owen. I wanted no part of living with Skyla, Clive, and Sapphire. If finding my father was my only hope, then I was going to latch on to every positive, forward-thinking, universe-tilting notion to fulfill that prophecy."

Ryan, Pam Munoz. (2004...

Ryan, Pam Munoz. (2004) Becoming Naomi Leon. New York: Scholastic Press. This story is about a girl named Naomi. She lives with her Gram and her little brother Owen, who has a physical handicap. Naomi's mother Skyla abandoned them 7 years ago and has now returned to try and be a part of their lives. But Naomi sees things differently and doesn't want her mother coming around and disrupting the family that she has with Gram and Owen. Naomi is also a talented soap carver- a talent that she probably inherited from her father who is Mexican and in Oaxaca where he is from, they have a yearly soap carving competition. She travels there in search of him and learns a lot about herself along the way. This book honestly portrays the realities of a girls life. It shows how a girl handles problems, like the search for her father and the abandonment of her mother, just like many kids today do. The author is part Mexican and she tries to make sure the culture is portrayed accurately.

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