Drita, My Homegirl

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Jenny Lombard
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Puffin
ISBN:
978-0142409053
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

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.

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