Drita, My Homegirl
When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Immigrants and refugees; Mental illness; single father; refugee family; refugee child; depression; depressed adult
Black / White (Albanian)
mother, father, and grandmother; father and grandmother
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007 Ages (9 to 12)
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007
School Library Journal Book Review Stars
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2006
war; Kosovo; Kosovo War; New York City; elementary school; school assignment; friendship; differences; Muslim; Islam
Lombard, Jenny Lombard, "Drita, My Homegirl" (2008). Diverse Families. 1975.