Junebug

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), May 26, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
4 Reviews

Some of the stuff that goes on in the Auburn Street Projects, I'm never gonna do. These projects are like some kind of never-never land, like they never got put on a regular map. Nobody comes around here on purpose. It's as if we all got lost, right in the middle of the city.

Reeve McClain, Jr. -- Junebug -- has decided to skip his birthday. Since ten is the age when boys in the projects are forced to join gangs or are ensnared by drug dealers, Junebug would rather remain nine. Still, he does have a birthday wish: to someday become a ship's captain and sail away. So Junebug comes up with a plan to launch a flotilla, fifty glass bottles containing notes with his wish, in the hope that someone somewhere will help to make his dream come true.

 

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User Review  - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing

RGG: First in a series about a strong, brave ten-year-old boy coping with life in the Projects of New Haven while keeping his optimism and sense of self. Junebug is a character to like and admire. Reading Level: 10-12, F-P: S-T. Read full review

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User Review  - csloan - LibraryThing

This book was about a boy who had a sister who was little slow and had to take care of her in the afternoons after school. One day in class his teacher ask the class to write a paragraph about a wish ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
15
Section 4
24
Section 5
35
Section 6
47
Section 7
59
Section 8
70
Section 10
95
Section 11
98
Section 12
105
Section 13
117
Section 14
118
Section 15
119
Section 16
120
Copyright

Section 9
85

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About the author (2009)

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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