Nov 18 2013
Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband, Richard, and raised two sons. Park wrote more than 30 illustrated chapter books featuring unlikely heroine Junie B. Jones.
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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