TWO NAOMIS by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick portrayed two middle-schoolers named Naomi, one black and one white, when their parents began dating and their lives turned upside-down. It's been so warmly received—starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, with great review quotes like "highly recommended" from SLJ and "warm, upbeat, and satisfying," from PW. In her blurb for the book, Rita Williams-Garcia said "Hopefully we have not heard the last of these two Naomis."
I am very happy to say that Rita is getting her wish! In TWO NAOMIS TOO, the girls, now stepsisters, begin to adjust to life in a new house and a new school, and learn that even when it's hard, it's better to take a stand than be a bystander. Look for this in fall next year, folks! And if you haven't read book one yet, I urge you to get your hands on a copy—you will not regret diving into this literary oasis and will emerge a much happier human being.
Congratulations, Gbemi and Audrey!