Everything Naomi Loved (Hardcover)

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Description


11th Street. It wasn’t pretty but it was alive!


Honking cars, pizza by the slice, Hair by Carmen, the corner bodega—and 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 mural—and 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.



About the Author


Katie Yamasaki is a Brooklyn-based muralist and picture book creator who has worked on more than eighty murals around the world.

Ian Lendler is the author of the award-winning Stratford Zoo graphic novel series. He lives in San Rafael, California.

Katie Yamasaki is a Brooklyn-based muralist and picture book creator who has worked on more than eighty murals around the world.

Praise For…


Champions the power of ordinary people to preserve what’s lost through art.

Naomi’s home—its sights, smells, sounds, and interactions—is forever a place of love.

The nostalgic beauty and uniqueness of New York neighborhoods come to life in this lush, vibrant book by Yamasaki and Lendler, with muralist and author Yamasaki complementing the poignant message with delightful and memorable illustrations....Readers will be struck by the tear-jerking text and images in this book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781324004912
ISBN-10: 1324004916
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 48