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Drita, My Homegirl
Drita, My Homegirl

$ 5.99

Drita, My Homegirl

Jenny Lombard (A)

List Price $5.99 (Paperback - Teen Fiction / Friendship / Ethnic Background - 2006)

Description: Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Even though she barely speaks English, Drita can't wait to start school and make a new best friend. But her new classmates don't make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, a tough African-American girl whose sassy attitude hides a painful secret. When Maxie takes things too far, their teacher assigns Maxie a paper on Drita and her journey to America from Kosovo. Suddenly, Maxie realizes she and Drita have more in common than she thought. And when Drita's mother gets sick, there's only one person who can help Drita's new homegirl.

A sensitively written story of two worlds coming together, Drita, My Homegirl touchingly explores the effects of war on a family and how friendship sometimes appears in the unlikeliest places. (176 pgs) Ages 8-12

Ashay says, This is wonderful book on friendship and it speaks to the similarities between friends, not the differences. Gotta get it for the girls. Add it to the classroom and library.
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 6 ounces

ISBN: AAFT978-0142409053

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