Jo Joe by Sally Wiener Grotta
About The Book:
Judith Ormand learned hate and bigotry early in life. As a child, she was the only Black - and the only Jew - in a small insular Pennsylvania mountain village where she was raised by her white Christian grandparents. Now, she must reluctantly break her vow to never return to the town she learned to hate. During her one week visit, she buries and mourns her beloved grandmother, is forced to deal with the white boy who cruelly broke her heart, and is menaced by an old enemy. But with her traumatic discovery of a long buried secret, Judith finds more questions than answers about the prejudice that scarred her childhood. Jo Joe is a mystery of the heart that takes the reader through a journey of twisted memories, distorted love, and hate that threatens violence.
This is a great coming of age, and beyond, story! I was hooked from the beginning and could not put this book down! Very emotional, you can really feel for the characters. Great read!
About The Author:
Whether she is writing books or taking photographs, Sally Wiener Grotta is the consummate storyteller. Her words and pictures reflect her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. As an award-winning journalist, she has authored many hundreds of articles, columns and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers and online publications. She has also co-authored numerous non-fiction books with her husband, Daniel Grotta.
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