Junebug

Alice Mead

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Ten-year-old Reeve McClain, Jr.-Junebug-shuns the gangs and drug dealers who inhabit the projects where he lives, and dreams instead of being a ship's captain and sailing away. Then Junebug's mother gets a job offer that would mean a move-but the decision is not as easy as it seems.

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OneI've got the sail hauled in tight. Lanyard's wrapped around my wrist. That sailboat leans over and just about flies out of the water, lifting high like a bird's wing. Foam and bubbles hiss past until there's a long, snaky trail behind us. I set sail for the West Indies, wherever they may be.I don't really, though. Don't set sail for anywhere. Truth is, I'm just sitting in my seat, leaning my head against the wall of my fourth-grade class at the Auburn Street School, by the windows. That lanyard is the cord from the venetian blinds.

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"A warm and inspiring tale...Readers will be rooting for Junebug and his dreams all the way." -Pointer, Kirkus Reviews

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Alice Mead

Alice Mead is the author of many highly acclaimed novels, including Adem’s Cross, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and two other books featuring Junebug. The first two Junebug books were both NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Maine.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 2009
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ISBN: 9781429952439
ISBN10: 1429952431
Middle-Grade Fiction112 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
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Square Fish
May 2009
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ISBN: 9780312561260
ISBN10: 0312561261
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 128 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
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Lexile: 570LL
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 14150
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