Honking cars, pizza by the slice, Hair by Carmen, the corner bodegaand Naomi’s best friend, Ada.
But 11th Street begins to change. Shops close, buildings are torn down, and signs promise something new. One by one, Naomi’s neighbors are forced to move. Faced with the transformation of her city block, Naomi picks up a paintbrush. When something we love goes away we paint it on the wall so it’s always with us, her neighbor Mister Ray tells her. Naomi turns her 11th Street memories into a great muraland discovers that where she finds people to love, she will have a place to love.
Internationally acclaimed muralist Katie Yamasaki’s paintings are at once monumental and heartfelt. Everything Naomi Loved entwines a celebration of community and friendship with a vision of social justice in this lyrical and universal story about home.
|Publisher:||Norton Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ian Lendler is the author of the award-winning Stratford Zoo graphic novel series. He lives in San Rafael, California.
Katie Yamasaki works primarily as a muralist and picture book creator. She has painted more than eighty murals around the world, and her most recent book is Everything Naomi Loved. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their daughter.