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Jubilee Journey

Title

Jubilee Journey

Authors

Carolyn Meyer

Publisher

Harcourt

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780152013776

Pages

271 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Emily Rose has always felt comfortable growing up in Connecticut with her African American mother and her "French American" father, but when they spend some time with her great-grandmother in Texas, Emily Rose learns about her black heritage and uncovers some new and exciting parts of her own identity.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

880L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; mixed race; interracial family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

biracial

Awards

Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition,2001 National Council of Teachers of English
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition,2000 H.W. Wilson
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition,2005 H.W. Wilson
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,1998 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association,1998 Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,1998 American Library Association
Mark Twain Award, 1999-2000
Nominee Missouri
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1998-1999
Nominee Massachusetts
Texas Reading Club, 2002
Texas
Young Hoosier Book Award, 1999-2000
Nominee Indiana

Keywords

great grandmothers; identity; Texas

Diversity Impact

direct

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