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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

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; mixed race; interracial family; interracial marriage

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition, 2001
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1998 Contemporary Issues
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 1998
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998

Keywords

great grandmothers; identity; Texas; self-discovery; discrimination; Juneteenth

Diversity Impact

direct

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