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Vroman's Live - Daven McQueen, in conversation with I-Yana Tucker, discusses The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones


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Vroman's Live presents Daven McQueen, in conversation with I-Yana Tucker, on Tuesday August 11th at 6pm

This virtual event will take place on Crowdcast. Register ahead of time to save your spot.

EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/q8g5j0ys

It's the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he's sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle in small-town Alabama, his blackness is suddenly front and center, and no one is shy about making it known he's not welcome there. Enter Juniper Jones. The town's resident oddball and free spirit, she's everything the townspeople aren't--open, kind, and accepting.

Armed with two bikes and an unlimited supply of root beer floats, Ethan and Juniper set out to find their place in a town that's bent on rejecting them. As Ethan is confronted for the first time by what it means to be black in America, Juniper tries to help him see the beauty in even the ugliest reality, and that even the darkest days can give rise to an invincible summer. (Wattpad Books)

Daven McQueen grew up outside of Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in literary arts and economics. Her works on Wattpad include December, Beautiful Dreamer, and Superior, which received a Watty Award for Science Fiction. When she’s not writing, Daven can be found tap dancing, embroidering, cooking, and eating dessert. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her cat, and works in education.

I-Yana Tucker is the Senior Talent Manager at Wattpad Studios. 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 6:00pm
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The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781989365168
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wattpad Books - June 16th, 2020