Jericho Walls

Author: Kristi Collier
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Category: Children's Fiction, Children's General Story Books
Age Group: 10-14
Book Format: Paperback

Set in 1957, Jericho Walls is an unforgettable and inspiring novel about the power of friendship for a young girl growing up amid 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 . . . I'd keep myself out of trouble in Jericho, I promised myself. I'd do all the right things and make lots of good friends and no one would care a whit about my being a preacher's daughter.

Jo Clawson isn't the boy her father wanted, and she's not the young lady her neighbors expect of the preacher's daughter, either. But even though Jo doesn't 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 she's faced with a new set of questions that call up her own values. Maybe some fights are worth picking, after all.

About Kristi Collier
Kristi Collier is the author of Throwing Stones. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.


SKU BK-9780805081848
Barcode # 9780805081848
Brand Henry Holt & Company Inc
Artist / Author Kristi Collier
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 0.135m
Shipping Height 0.016m
Shipping Length 0.193m

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