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The invincible summer of Juniper Jones

by McQueen, Daven,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies
Available (9)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA McQUEEN Daven
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA McQUEEN Daven
CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen New Books TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Teen New Books
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK McQueen
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult New Books YA MCQUEEN Daven
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult New Books
Call Number  YA MCQUEEN Daven
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC MCQUE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC MCQUE
Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/TEEN MCQ
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Paperbacks
Call Number  P/TEEN MCQ
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA NEW MCQUEEN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
South Fayette Township Library Young Adult YA FIC MCQ
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC MCQ
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Bridgeville Public Library Young Adult ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
There are some friends you never forget. It's the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he's sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle in small-town Alabama, his blackness is suddenly front and center, and no one is shy about making it known he's not welcome there. Enter Juniper Jones. The town's resident oddball and free spirit, she's everything the townspeople aren't--open, kind, and accepting. Armed with two bikes and an unlimited supply of root beer floats, Ethan and Juniper set out to find their place in a town that's bent on rejecting them. As Ethan is confronted for the first time by what it means to be black in America, Juniper tries to help him see the beauty in even the ugliest reality, and that even the darkest days can give rise to an invincible summer . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ethan Harper is a biracial teenager forced to spend the summer of 1955 with his white aunt and uncle in Ellison, Alabama, after getting in a fight at school. After he arrives, Ethan learns the hard way that people who look like him are not welcome in town. He resigns himself to boredom in his uncle's malt shop until he meets Juniper Jones, the town misfit. Described as, "in equal parts, a gift and a natural disaster," Juniper befriends Ethan, and they set out to have what she calls "an invincible summer." Their days are spent seeking the good in a town filled with hate, until a tragic event changes their lives forever. In this story set during the early years of the civil rights movement, McQueen weaves a heartfelt narrative that examines friendship, otherness, and forgiveness. Though some of the plot seems far-fetched, the strength of this book lies in the relationship between Ethan and Juniper. Recommended for readers mature enough for narratives that contain some of the more violent elements of the civil rights movement."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Racially mixed children -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Summer -- Fiction.
Alabama -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Alabama -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Alabama -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2020
Edition First Wattpad Books edition.
Language English
Description 292 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781989365168
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