My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer
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Twelve-year-old June is sure of only one thing—she’s great at making pies and she plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But one summer in Vermont June needs not only the best wild blueberries but also a whole lot of courage.
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_ “My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer is like its protagonist, full to bursting with sweetness and summer light. . .When things begin to look bleak and scary, you just know June has the grit and sunshine to pull through." — Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author
"A realistic account of a family coming together under stress." — Publishers Weekly
“Perfect for a summer read while floating on a lake, this book is strong, courageous and radiant.” — Tasha Saecker, assistant director of the Appleton (WI) Public Library
“When it comes to same-sex marriage, it’s always been a question of fairness to me. Vermont was the first to grant gays and lesbians the same rights as everyone else, and My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer captures the bittersweet passage of the civil union law from one family’s perspective.” — Governor Howard Dean
“Very much a celebration of ‘happy ever after.’” — Julia Eccleshare, The Book Doctor, The Guardian, on LGBT-friendly books that reflect the reality of our lives today for younger children