Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Becoming Naomi León / Pam Muñoz Ryan. - 1st ed. - New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.

A rabble of yesterdays -- A paddling of ducks -- A skulk of foxes -- A lamentation of swans -- A memory of elephants -- A charm of hummingbirds -- A school of fish -- An unkindness of ravens -- A burden of mules -- A shiver of sharks -- A schizophrenia of hawks -- A flight of swallows -- A passel of todays -- A drey of squirrels -- A sleuth of bears -- A leap of leopards -- A piteousness of doves -- A team of horses -- An exaltation of starlings -- A pride of lions -- A cry of hounds -- A crash of hippopotami -- A brood of chicks -- A murmuration of tomorrows.

When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School, 2005. Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2006.

0439269695 (hardcover) 9780439269698 (hardcover) 0439269970 9780439269971


Great-grandmothers--Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters--Juvenile fiction.
Families--Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans--Juvenile fiction.

Mexico--Juvenile fiction.

PZ7.R9553 / Be 2004