New York : Houghton
IL 5-8, RL 7.3
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K. Bovey has three problems to solve in her small Kentucky town in the
summer of 1967. First of all, she wants to know who her father is. Second,
she wants to earn enough money to buy her best friend Robert Ketchum a
new pair of glasses. Third, she wants to learn to control her temper and
stop getting in fights, especially with her grandmother. When President
Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty brings a VISTA volunteer to town, Jessie
accepts the job of showing Miss Woodruff around. Jessie also helps the
reporters and photographers who come to town, and she is embarrassed when
they focus national attention on the worst aspects of her community and
friends. Jessie's plan to help her friend backfires, and she must make
amends to keep from hurting those she loves. By the end of the summer,
Jessie has the answers to all of her questions, and she has learned who
she really is. (Teresa
Blankenship, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
Family life -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Kentucky -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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