Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Jump Into the Sky, by Shelley Pearsall

Summary:  Levi’s staying with his Aunt Odella while his father is serving in the U.S. Army. But it’s 1945, and the war is nearly over, and Aunt Odella decides it’s time for Levi to do some leaving of his own. Before he can blink, Levi finds himself on a train from Chicago to Fayettville, North Carolina, where his father is currently stationed–last they knew.  Levi makes his way across the United States–searching for his father and finding out about himself, his country, and what it truly means to belong.

Alfred A. Knopf

Find it at WCPL


One thought on “Jump Into the Sky, by Shelley Pearsall

  1. This is a really good book and i don’t know why i say no for the newbery for this. I guess it didn’t have the “newbery feel” or it just didn’t “wow” me because of my other favorites this year. I think it could have been a little bit more interesting. I wasn’t bored, but i wasn’t completely captured either.

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