Drita, My Homegirl #2020

Drita, My Homegirl Jenny Lombard Drita My Homegirl A poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it Fleeing war torn Kosovo ten year old Drita and her family move to America with th

  • Title: Drita, My Homegirl
  • Author: Jenny Lombard
  • ISBN: 9780399243806
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drita, My Homegirl Jenny Lombard A poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it Fleeing war torn Kosovo, ten year old Drita and her family move to America with the dream of living a typical American life But with this hope comes the struggle to adapt and fit in How can Drita find her place at school and in her new neighborhood whenA poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it Fleeing war torn Kosovo, ten year old Drita and her family move to America with the dream of living a typical American life But with this hope comes the struggle to adapt and fit in How can Drita find her place at school and in her new neighborhood when she doesn t speak any English Meanwhile, Maxie and her group of fourth grade friends are popular in their class, and make an effort to ignore Drita So when their teacher puts Maxie and Drita together for a class project, things get off to a rocky start But sometimes, when you least expect it, friendship can bloom and overcome even a vast cultural divide.
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    1. Drita is a wonderful main character who any reader can relate to if they ve ever had to face a new school For Drita, she hopes that America will be a wonderful, peaceful place but finds her classmates purposely ignoring her but maybe they just need to get to know her Drita, My Homegirl is an amazing albeit short book and a great story of friendship and school life.

    2. I think DRITA My Homegirl was a very awesome book replacement while i was waiting on the book The Genie Scheme This book is about a girl named Maxie a trouble maker who is getting into trouble of corse and lives in NYC She meets a girl named Drita who has moved to NYC from Kosova When fourth grade comes around for Maxie and Drita, they meet while doing a report on Drita s home town When Maxie was at a younger age she and her mom were in a car accident and only Maxie survived now Maxie and Drita [...]

    3. Drita has to move from Kosova to New York City because her country is in war and they have to stay safe She goes to New York City and has to learn english, meet new friends, and start a whole new life I thought this book was great, but I only gave it 4 stars because they spoke Kosovian a lot and it was hard to understand I would recommend this book to anyone who loves touching, funny,and awesome books.I think it was also very sad and suspenseful at some parts.

    4. Student Teaching Read Aloud AdventuresOkay, so I understand that this message of this book is about accepting different cultures It s a great message and this book also goes well with my class unit over different cultures However, this is just not a good book to utilize as a read aloud in a third grade classroom view spoiler Alas, I cannot say these things to my mentor since I am just a lowly intern hide spoiler Here are my reasons for disliking this book 1 Language Well, the word damn made a br [...]

    5. This is one of my favorite books I ve read this summer The story centers around two fourth grade girls Drita is Albanian Her family has just fled Kosova she explains that Kosovo is the English way of spelling it because of the recent surge of violence there They settle in New York, where she meets Maxie Maxie is one of the popular girls in class who makes fun of Drita at first Then, the teacher assigns Drita to Maxie as a social studies project, and Maxie begins to learn just how difficult life [...]

    6. Personal Reaction This book was very funny and cute and I actually know someone who has somewhat of a similar story My friend, Ina, is from Albania like Drita Drita came to New York when she was in 4th grade, not speaking any english but eager to make new friends I found that this book captured many similar experiences to what my friend, Ina, endured I can t imagine being in a world that spoke a different language than I.Purposes Use in Classroomread aloud enrichment Since this book is written f [...]

    7. If you ve ever been the new kid in school, you know how stressful of a feeling that can be It s even worse when you are an immigrant that speaks broken English This is exactly what fourth grader Drita Kelmendi is feeling when she leaves war torn Kosovo with her family to find safety in New York City On the surface, it looks as if the culture gap between Drita and her NYC classmates is too wide to overcome But, as Drita is forced to form an unwanted alliance with a classmate, Maxie, she discovers [...]

    8. For my children s literature class, I was required to choose a novel from a themed list about Coming to America After I reviewed the titles and checked out their descriptions on , I settled on Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard because I wanted to read a contemporary immigration story as opposed to a historical one.I don t have a lot of experience with children s literature One thing I noticed right away was that the sounds of laughter, honking cars, etc are put into words, like Haw haw A bit o [...]

    9. I was not expecting this book when I picked it upudents who pick it up because of the title are going to be disappointed, students who don t pick it up because of the title are missing out This is a great book about trying to fit in both regularly and as an immigrant student Important lessons for all readers, without being too preachy.

    10. Drita s family comes to the United States from Kosovo in order to escape the violence there Life is not easy for Drita as she doesn t speak any English, but she wants to fit in with her classmates Maxie, a popular student is paired with Drita for a class project Although they can t communicate very well, an unlikely friendship develops.

    11. This is a really nice book about Drita, a girl from Kosovo who ran away to America with her family, and Maxie, a girl who lost her mother and is acting out at school These two girls find each other and form a friendship, despite their language barriers and differences.

    12. Author Lombard, JennyTitle Drita My HomegirlPublisher Edition paperback13 digit ISBN 978 0 439 02006 0Price 4.95Number of pages 135Rating 4 stars very good without serious flaws highly recommendedDescription Prompts Format ProseGenre Junior FictionHonestly, I did not have high hopes when I selected this book It is a Trade Book publication, which often causes me to be snobbishly dismissive To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement I am a librarian in a school that has many Engli [...]

    13. Jenny Lombard s book Drita My Homegirl is an emotional and educational book about discrimination I enjoyed how this book alternates chapters of each girls point of view As each chapter went by, the girls grew closer to each other.On the last page of this book, there is one sentence that caught my attention I think it sums up the theme of the book The sentence is Even though on the outside we are different, on the inside we were just the same This book teaches not only children but adults to not [...]

    14. Lombard, Jenny Drita, My Homegirl New York G.P Putnam s Sons, 2006 Print This book would be a good read from 9 to 12 year olds Lexile 690.This novel is written from 2 main character viewpoints The viewpoints come from 4th graders Drita and Maxie Drita along with her family leave a war torn Kosovo to come to New York City Maxie and her mom were in a car accident, only Maxie survived the car accident Maxie lives with her grandmother and father Maxie is considered to be a trouble maker As a new stu [...]

    15. Drita, a young girl from Kosovo, starts her new journey in New York where she meets another young girl, Maxie Maxie is not very nice to Drita in the beginning of the book, but throughout conflict and consequence, they become friends due to their similarities I enjoyed the diverse friendship that the two young girls were able to create in the midst of this book I also liked the setting and overall concept of the story Many young children go through hardships and this story is a great way of showi [...]

    16. 1 Personal Reaction Being from a different country and moving to a new country is not the easiest thing to do Especially when you are in school, it is really tough to make friends Having read this story I have found that a lot of people have some similarities, but they don t even notice it In this story Ditra and Maxie have something in common which is about their moms Ditra s mom is traumatized by a car accident she was in and is depressed While, Maxi s mom died from a car accident At first, Ma [...]

    17. Drita is a ten year old refugee from Kosovo who arrives in Brooklyn with her family Her father, an engineer, escaped over a year ago and has been driving a taxi so he could bring his family to the safety of the U.S Drita just wants to fit in and be liked by the students in her new class, but things start out pretty lonely for her, with her limited English skills, albanian lunches, and unfashionable clothes Drita s mother is in a deep depression about leaving home and worries about her family Max [...]

    18. Drita, a 10 year old Albanian, arrives with her immigrant family to finally join her father who has prepared the way for them in New York City Drita hopes this reassembly will end her mother s constant crying She is also very excited to go to school where her experiences will mirror those on the sitcom, Saved by the Bell Their new home is a small, dirty, rundown apartment and Drita s mother immediately despairs By turns hysterical or soporose, Drita s mother makes this new situation stressful a [...]

    19. Drita is new to America, fleeing war torn Kosova with her family She s glad to be reunited with her father and to be safe in America, but Drita s really nervous about starting school Will she understand what s going on Will her teacher think she s stupid Will she make any friends To make matters worse, Drita s mother is not well, sleeping all day and refusing to eat What could be wrong Maxie is the class clown and one of the most popular girls in the fourth grade But Maxie s got a secret that sh [...]

    20. What a treat This goes far beyond the typical friendship stories aimed at 3rd through 5th graders A refugee from Kosovo, Drita has just arrived in America with her family She is excited about attending school, but her first day in Miss Salvato s fourth grade classroom proves challenging even though she does not speak English, she can tell that one of the girls is making fun of her Miss Salvato turns the tables on this class clown, though, when she suggests that Maxie s social studies project can [...]

    21. Personal reactionThis was an amazing book about friendship through diversity, I have to admit, when I first looked at the cover I thought Drita was going to be the African America girl, yet I was mistaken This books deals with so many great issues such as bullying, cultural difference, and friendship The perspective from these girls teaches a meaningful lessen that any kid can take something away from Purpose in the classroom I would use this book as either a book conference or in a literature c [...]

    22. A nice pleasant read I would recommend this to 3rd 6th grade It makes an excellent read aloud as well Drita, My Homegirl is a story in two voices It takes place in NYC in the 1990 s, during the Yugoslav Wars The two main characters are Drita, a young girl from Kosovo and Maxie, an African American girl My daughter and I had fun taking turns reading outloud to each other.The story deals with changes in each of the girls lives Drita has just moved to the US from war torn Kosova She knows very litt [...]

    23. Kirkus Reviews says it best Two girls from different worlds and cultures come together in this deft representation of immigration and multicultural friendship Escaping the horror of war, persecution and destruction of their Albanian life, Drita and her family emigrate from Kosovo to New York City Thrown into the school environment of rival groups and peer discrimination, Drita s lack of English, coupled with her refugee status, immediately places her in a vulnerable position Simultaneously, Maxi [...]

    24. I found this book to be interesting I enjoyed that included the language that Drita spoke in the text I thought that the book deals with some issues such as the mom being sick Some student could have gone through so the book could be relatable in that way.I think the purpose for the book in the class would depend on the group of students that you had If I was teaching a group of students who were mostly middle class and white, I would use this book as a way to get them to see from a different pe [...]

    25. PERSONAL RESPONSEI really enjoyed this book Watching Drita and Maxie form a friendship over the school year was really cool and I think a lot of children would enjoy that The story has very interesting characters that would keep young readers entertained.PURPOSE USE IN CLASSROOM i think that kids anywhere from 2nd to 5th grade would enjoy this book this would be great to read as one of the first realistic fiction books in a classroom because it is easy to see how real this situation could have b [...]

    26. I thought this book was okay, it would be good for a unit on culture and it would teach the kids to treat new kids with respect I m not sure that I would read this aloud to my class because of the language in the book, the author used a lot of Kosovian language so it s hard to understand because the author does not translate it into English The language used by the characters was not correct, I understand that it was supposed to be because they are from other places and don t use the same langua [...]

    27. Drita,my homegirls by Jenny Lombard was a great friendship novel.It tells of a girl named Drita from Kosovo and goes to a new school in New York and has a hard time fitting in.She also has a hard time making friends.Then Drita meets Maxie a popular girl in the school from New York.They create an inseparable friendship which helps Drita.I really liked the book because it would change characters Throughout each chapter.I even learned how to speak some kosovoian at the same time.Some classmates tho [...]

    28. I read this book because my son is reading it in his third grade class He came home and told me it was confusing so I asked the teacher for a copy so we could read it together I have found that when I take an interest in what they read and we can discuss it it seems to make a difference to how they feel about a book I enjoyed the book and reading about Drita and Maxie I look forward to discussin it with my 8 year old too.

    29. In the book, Drita, My Homegir two girls from to separate countries unexpectedly meeta t a school in New YHork and one of the girls speak english and the other speaks albanian One of the girls mom died and is upset that the father might be seeing someone else unlike the other girls life she has both parents living with her in my opinion this book teaches a lesson about it doesnt matter what race you are you can always teach another andmake a ew friend

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