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Two Naomis

Title

Two Naomis

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062414250

Pages

204 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother, single father

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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