When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
Set in 1971, this petite, moving middle grade novel focuses on sixth grader Frannie's family life and on Trevor, the oddly pale new boy in her class. Using straightforward narration to explore complex emotions, author Jacqueline Woodson looks at Frannie's emotional life with tenderness and hope. A 2008 Newbery Honor Book.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Social Issues / Friendship, School + Education