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Publisher Comments:

Some of the stuff that goes on in the Auburn Street Projects, Im 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. Its 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 ships 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.

Synopsis:

A boy. A birthday. A dream of a better life far, far away.

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old Reeve McClain, Jr.-Junebug-shuns the gangs and drug dealers who inhabit the projects where he lives, and dreams instead of being a ship's captain and sailing away. Then Junebug's mother gets a job offer that would mean a move-but the decision is not as easy as it seems.

About the Author

Alice Mead is the author of many highly acclaimed novels, including Adems 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374339647
Author:
Mead, Alice
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Weber, Alice
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20090526
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.43 x 0.35 in
Age Level:
09-12

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A boy. A birthday. A dream of a better life far, far away.

"Synopsis" by ,
Ten-year-old Reeve McClain, Jr.-Junebug-shuns the gangs and drug dealers who inhabit the projects where he lives, and dreams instead of being a ship's captain and sailing away. Then Junebug's mother gets a job offer that would mean a move-but the decision is not as easy as it seems.

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