Naomi Outlaw lives with her great-grandmother, Gram, and her little brother, Owen, at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho, where life is happy and peaceful. According to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. That is, until someone mysterious 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 Gram’s last–ditch effort to keep the family together. But will positive thinking be enough to save them?
Spanish edition (Yo, Naomi León) Audio book edition, Listening Library
Awards and Honors
ALA Notable Children’s Book – ALA Schneider Family Book Award – Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award – Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book – Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Book – Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College – CCBC Children’s Choice – IRA Notable Book for a Global Society – NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts – Americas Award