Becoming Naomi Leon is another book by Pam Munoz Ryan. It is set in the tiny trailer park of Avocado Acres, located in the small town of Lemon Tree. Naomi's life is perfect, minus a few boys who make fun of her name, until one night when a red car pulls up to the trailer.
Naomi Soledead Leon Outlaw has lived with Gram and her brother Owen for about ten years; her father is somewhere in Mexico and no one knows where her mother is. Until that night. "Who could be at the door at this hour?" they all wondered. And there she stood, Naomi's mother, herself.
Personally I thought this was the best book by Pam Munoz Ryan, because she really added depth and feeling to her characters. I read the whole book in about a week. It was that good! Interestingly and unlike her other books, I would not recommend this book to anyone under 12, due to Naomi's mother being an alcoholic as the main plot point in this story.