CANCELED - Pages Bookshop Virtually Presents Daven McQueen
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED**
We are excited to host young adult novelist Daven McQueen for a virtual event to celebrate her book, "The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones!" This historical novel is the perfect reading for this summer. Set in the summer of 1955 in small-town Alabama it follows Ethan and Juniper and their search to find their place in a town that’s bent on rejecting them. This is a perfect book and event for all ages and will help spark conversations about friendship, race and what it means to be black in America
About The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
There are some friends you never forget.
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 . . .
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.