Becoming Naomi Leon Book Club - Today's Mama

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Club

Everyone is settling into the school routine, including me.
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I’m taking an online Biology class. It should be my last requirement for my Associate’s degree.

I thought this would be a great time to share our family book club meeting from last year for Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan. The back of the book includes some great helps for teachers that we used for our activities.

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​First we made Bunuelos, which is basically a deep fried, flour tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. We put about an inch of oil in the bottom of a frying pan and warmed it up before adding the tortilla. Cook for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove your super puffy tortilla from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon and sugar.

While we were munching away on our treat, we came up with a list of things we liked about this book, Naomi style.

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Next, we did one of Naomi’s favorite hobbies – soap carving. We just used a few bars from our food storage. It was more fun than I thought it would be. I thought the kids would enjoy it for maybe half an hour, but they were still carving away an hour later. Even a couple of days later, they kept pulling out some of the bigger chunks and carving them. We carved a tree, the neighbor’s dog, a fire hydrant, a loaf of bread and a claw. There is a bus, a shoe, a seashell, a finger, a bunny, and a little duck.

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Becoming Naomi Leon is a great book club book because there are so many entertaining activities to associate with it. Plus, it is a sweet story of a girl finding strength.