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Author: Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola
Naomi E.'s dad is married to Naomi Marie's mom. The two girls have learned to do a lot of things together, while also dealing with the ups and downs of middle school.
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2018 The Naomis are back in the sequel to Two Naomis? (2016), which picks up at the beginning of sixth grade. Over the summer, the families have combined households and the two stepsisters now share a bedroom, but it’s sharing a new school that introduces tricky challenges. Naomi E. struggles with feelings of inadequacy, in contrast to überbookworm Naomi Marie’s ease with academics. Meanwhile, despite the progressive school’s championing of diversity, Naomi Marie is still on the receiving end of subtle and not-so-subtle racist remarks from her white classmate Jen. The heftier sequel allows Vernick and Rhuday-Perkovich to explore the intricacies of middle-school life as the girls must find a balance between multiple homes and groups of friends with rising expectations in the classroom. The deft and sensitive look at the range of racial insensitivity, shown from the two girls’ perspectives, will be an eye-opening window and affirming mirror for many young readers. Perfectly captures the wonder and sometime-challenges of adjusting to the “yes, and” experience of blended families. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.