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Two Naomis

Title

Two Naomis

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Pages

204 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062414250

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Seperation; Single parent; Interracial; Step parent; parents seperated; single mother; single father; two races; step mom; step dad

Annotation

Other than their first names, Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith are sure they have nothing in common, and they wouldn't mind keeping it that way. Naomi Marie starts clubs at the library and adores being a big sister. Naomi Edith loves quiet Saturdays and hanging with her best friend in her backyard. And while Naomi Marie's father lives a few blocks away, Naomi Edith wonders how she's supposed to get through each day a whole country apart from her mother. When Naomi Marie's mom and Naomi Edith's dad get serious about dating, each girl tries to cling to the life she knows and loves. Then their parents push them into attending a class together, where they might just have to find a way to work with each other--and maybe even join forces to find new ways to define family.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single mother, single father

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016; Diverse Kids and YA Lit, 2016, Nominee; Summer Reading List, 2017, Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

friendship; girls; stepfamilies

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Two Naomis

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