Drita, My Homegirl

Author(s) Jenny Lombard
Age Group 9-12
Publisher Puffin
ISBN 978-0142409053
Year 2008

Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. But her new classmates don’t make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, an 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.