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Trowbridge Road

Author: Marcella Pixley
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020 ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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It's the summer of '83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father's death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative boy who is living with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcella Pixley
ISBN: 1536207500 9781536207507
OCLC Number: 1112898091
Awards: Long-listed for National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2020
Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Marcella Pixley.

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It's the summer of '83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father's death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug's connection to the world grows stronger, her mother's grows more distant - even dangerous - pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known.
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Heartbreaking but hopeful

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-11-18) Excellent Permalink

Set in 1983, this is the tale of two children who find in each other just the kind of friend they need.  JuneBug and Ziggy both have moms who, due to their own traumas, are incapable of properly mothering.  The two create a dream world where they have infinite powers to manipulate the weather,...
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