Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



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 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.


About Jenny Lombard

See more books from this Author
Jenny Lombard lives in New York City.
Published May 15, 2008 by Puffin. 156 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Drita, My Homegirl

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Simultaneously, Maxie, a typical urban African-American girl, struggles to stay out of trouble despite peer influences and is assigned the task of learning about the new girl as part of her social-studies project.

| Read Full Review of Drita, My Homegirl

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Maxie reaches out to Drita, and the two grow closer as Maxie researches Kosovo for her school project.

Mar 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Drita, My Homegirl

Reader Rating for Drita, My Homegirl

An aggregated and normalized score based on 56 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review