Buddy's 3rd grade class read an excerpt from Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Their assignment was to write a paragraph summarizing what they read. Here is Buddy's (in his own words with his own spelling):
"Skyla judges her son (Owen) of how he looks. She does not judge him from his actions. Only she does not spend time with him. And it seems to me that Owen feels left out. He's very nice and all but Skyla only likes Niomi because she is not deformed. I mean, she's cruel she left them when they were little to SHOP! Come on woman! (Skyla)"
He got a 100 on the assignment. I don't know about you, but this makes me want to read the book!