Jericho Walls

Kristi Collier

Henry Holt and Co.

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A beautifully written story about the power of friendship in the face of racism.

"I woke early that first Sunday in Jericho. The sun was barely a stain in the sky, but the air was hot and clammy. My nightgown stuck to my skin. I padded to the bathroom and splashed my face with cold water. My stomach clenched in a queasy ball . . . I'd keep myself out of trouble in Jericho, I promised myself. I'd do all the right things and make lots of good friends and no one would care a whit about my being a preacher's daughter."

Jo Clawson isn't the boy her father wanted, and she's not the "young lady" her neighbors expect of the preacher's daughter, either. But even though Jo doesn't always meet the expectations of the people around her, she still longs to fit in. When she and her family leave their northern home for the small southern town of Jericho, Alabama, Jo might finally stop picking fights and settle in right.

But when Jo befriends a young black boy, she discovers that "fitting in" is about a lot more than proper manners or a smart outfit. Suddenly she's faced with a new set of questions that call up her own values. Maybe some fights are worth picking, after all.

Set in 1957, this unforgettable novel tells the inspiring story of a young girl growing up amid racism.

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Kristi Collier

Kristi Collier has had short stories published in several literary journals. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and young daughter. Jericho Walls is her first novel.

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Jericho Walls
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2007
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ISBN: 9781429923347
ISBN10: 1429923342
Middle-Grade Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
$7.84

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
March 2007
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ISBN: 9780805081848
ISBN10: 0805081844
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 9 to 14
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Lexile: 580LL
F&P Level A-Z: V
AR Quiz Number: 58683
AR Points: 6

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