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Two Naomis
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick


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A realistic contemporary story of two girls, both named Naomi, whose divorced parents begin to date perfect for fans of Lisa Graff, Sara Pennypacker, and Rita Williams-Garcia.

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.  Read more...


 
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More About Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich; Audrey Vernick
 
 
 
Overview

A realistic contemporary story of two girls, both named Naomi, whose divorced parents begin to date perfect for fans of Lisa Graff, Sara Pennypacker, and Rita Williams-Garcia.

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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062414250
  • ISBN-10: 0062414259
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Blended Families
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Marriage & Divorce
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Two 10-year-old girls with the same first name are forced to get to know each other when their divorced parents start dating. When the Naomis are introduced, they are less than thrilled, though Naomi Marie’s younger sister, Brianna, doesn’t mind as much, immediately starting to refer to Naomi E. as “White Naomi” (Naomi Marie and her family are black). Their parents, eager to help the girls connect, sign them up for a computer programming class and plan numerous family outings. Rhuday-Perkovich (8th Grade Superzero) and Vernick (Screaming at the Ump) realistically capture the challenges facing the girls, like arguing about whose favorite bakery to visit, the issue of their shared name, and their conflicted feelings regarding their other parents (Naomi Marie’s father lives nearby, while Naomi E.’s mother is out in California). While it’s clear that the girls will become friends—they are both too thoughtful and kind for any other outcome to feel possible—their worries about their shifting families resonate. Alternately narrated by both girls, this tale of a family blending together is warm, upbeat, and satisfying. Ages 8–12. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. (Sept.)

 
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