My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

by Jennifer Gennari

On Sale: 05/07/2012

My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

by Jennifer Gennari

On Sale: 05/07/2012

Format:

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About the Book

Twelve-year-old June Farrell is sure of one thing—she’s great at making pies—and she plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But a backlash against Vermont’s civil union law threatens her family’s security and their business. Even when faced with bullying, June won’t give up on winning the blue ribbon; more importantly, she won’t give up on her family.

Critical Praise

"My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer is like its protagonist, full to bursting with sweetness and summer light. . .When things begin to look bleak and scary, you just know June has the grit and sunshine to pull through." —Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author "Mix a pitch-perfect narrator with serious themes (but don’t set it aside to cool) and you have My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer. Tart in places and sweet in others, Ms. Gennari’s debut novel is satisfying in every way."—Ron Koertge, author of Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs "A realistic account of a family coming together under stress."--Publishers Weekly "This title is a much-needed addition to the world of LGBT literature for young readers, given the relative scarcity of pre-YA novels about kids dealing with gay parents."--Bulletin "This strong, vibrant novel looks at a complicated issue without didacticism or platitudes, but with the level of complexity it deserves, staying true to the heart of the protagonist."--School LIbrary Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547822334
  • ISBN 10: 0547822332
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 05/07/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Country Life
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / General

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