Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has a lot to deal with–like having the “funniest last name in the universe,” for one.  Then there are her clothes (polyester, sewn 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.  Luckily, with Gram and her little brother, Owen, life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho is happy, peaceful, and predictable.  That is, until Naomi and Owens mother reappears after seven years, stirring up all sorts of questions—and a whole lot of trouble.  Soon Naomi finds herself on a whirlwind journey in a last-ditch effort to keep her family together.  But will positive thinking be enough to save them?

Join us on Sunday, November 14, 2010 to discuss this excellent novel.  Refreshments will be served.