By Jennifer L. Holm
Jennifer Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor Winner is the tale of a summer time of adventures and secrets and techniques that might switch every little thing, at a time in America’s background, simply after international struggle II, whilst being Italian-American intended confronting prejudice simply because you'll been the enemy no longer that some time past .
It’s 1953 and 11-year-old Penny desires of a summer season of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. yet nothing’s that straightforward in Penny’s kinfolk. For starters, she can’t move swimming simply because her mother’s afraid she’ll capture polio on the pool. To make issues worse, her puppy, Scarlett O'Hara, is ill. Her favourite uncle resides in a automobile. Her ally is popping right into a felony. And nobody will inform Penny the reality approximately how her father died.
Inspired by way of 3 time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm’s personal Italian American relatives, Penny from Heaven is a narrative approximately families—about the issues that tear them aside and the issues that carry them again together.
Includes an Author's be aware with photos and extra history on international struggle II, Internment camps and Fifties the US, in addition to extra assets and websites.
"Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy during this coming-of-age tale, populated by way of a solid of brilliant characters."