The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones (Paperback)Daven McQueen (author)
Unsuspecting boy. Big-hearted girl. Small-minded town. Invincible summer.
Summer, 1955. Calls for equality are sweeping America, but sixteen-year-old Ethan Harper is about to discover just how deep the roots of racism run. When mixed-race Ethan is sent to stay with his white uncle and aunt in Ellison, Alabama, he soon discovers that the only thing smaller than the town itself are the minds of its inhabitants.
Except for Juniper Jones - resident artist, oddball and self-proclaimed free spirit. Ignoring the tide of prejudice and disapproval that follows Ethan, Juniper enlists him as her sidekick in her quest for an unforgettable summer. Armed with two bikes and an unlimited supply of root beer floats, the pair set out to find their place in a town that's set on rejecting them. Along the way, they will find hope, friendship - and maybe something more . . .
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
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