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Jericho Walls Kristi Collier

Jericho Walls

Kristi Collier

Published
ISBN : 9780805065213
Hardcover
224 pages
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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 bathroomMoreA 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 . . . Id keep myself out of trouble in Jericho, I promised myself. Id do all the right things and make lots of good friends and no one would care a whit about my being a preachers daughter.Jo Clawson isnt the boy her father wanted, and shes not the young lady her neighbors expect of the preachers daughter, either. But even though Jo doesnt 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 shes 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.