Balzer + Bray
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Divorce; Single parent; Step parent; Interracial; separated parents; divorced parents; single mother; single father; step mother; step father; interracial friendship; interracial step parents
Black / White
single mother, single father
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
friendship; dating; relationships; school problems; computer coding class; empathy; bonding; new sibling
Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola and Vernick, Audrey, "Two Naomis" (2016). DIVerse Families. 810.