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Drita, My Homegirl

By Jenny Lombard

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.

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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

0399243801


Format: Book
Author: Lombard, Jenny
Summary: When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond.
Title: Drita, my homegirl / by Jenny Lombard.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006.
Subject: Refugees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction. Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction. Albanian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction. Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship -- Juvenile fiction Schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0399243801 9780399243806
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: C Lombard
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Bib Id: 244233

Format: Book
Author: Lombard, Jenny
Summary: When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond.
Title: Drita, my homegirl / by Jenny Lombard.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006.
Description: 135 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Refugees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Albanian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2005013501
ISBN: 0399243801
ISBN: 9780399243806
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: C Lombard