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Natalie Dias Lorenzi

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140127095838-25-young-adult-book-awards-horizontal-gallery1With four starred reviews and a Pura Belpré Award on the cover, I knew this would be a good book. What I didn’t realize is that I would stay up until 1:30 in the morning reading the last chapters, needing to know how everything turns out for Piddy Sanchez. This is a gritty, realistic, coming-of-age story that ultimately offers hope in the power of making our own choices in life.


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Average rating: 4.01 · 743 ratings · 157 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Flying the Dragon

4.01 avg rating — 691 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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A Long Pitch Home

3.98 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
"I loved that the main character is a young immigrant from Pakistan. I think it's gives some great insight about some challenges faced by so many people moving to America. I know I have some students that would totally relate to not just adjusting..." Read more of this review »
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
"Battle of the Books - This was a good book about family and immigrants. Well written. The characters were realistic but still likable."
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
"This Texas Bluebonnet nominee will appeal to girls with its strong female character trying to please her family and make her soccer goals come true. Boys will be intrigued by the sport of kite-flying and will cheer for Hiroshi as he seeks to find..." Read more of this review »
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