The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 23/07/2020
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Synopsis

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
  • ISBN: 9780241460924
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
Beauty.. sorrow.. a good dose of ugly truth.. and an idealistic sense of hope.
"She hit him in the best way, like a rainstorm after five years of drought, healing the parched earth with a gentle touch; and in the worst way, like an un... READ MORE
Inkslinger
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
An Invincible Story
I was given an ARC copy of this book via Netgalley and Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This book is fantastic. As a child of mixed race... READ MORE
Lauren Sparks
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
A must read!
Book tells story of Ethan Harper a boy of mixed race sent to his aunt in Ellison, Alabama for the summer in 1955. It is there that he meets Juniper Jones a... READ MORE
Hanna  Tasiemska
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
The best book I read all summer.
I can't stress enough how much I loved this book. This book is a powerful portrayal of racism, kindness and friendship and is uplifting, inspiring and hea... READ MORE
Emily Evans
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
wonderful story
While reading your heart often breaks for Ethan, but Juniper brings a joy in almost every scene she’s in. A must read for teens and adults alike
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