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Becoming Naomi León

Becoming Naomi León

Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2005

Naomi and her younger brother Owen have lived with their grandmother in a small trailer for many years, ever since they were abandoned by their mother. When Mom Terri Lynn suddenly returns, does she really have the kids’ best interests at heart?

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