Jump into the Sky

By Shelley Pearsall. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375836992). Gr. 5–8.


Based on historical events, Pearsall’s poignant novel, set in the Jim Crow South of 1945, follows a young teen’s reunion with his father, a member of an elite African American paratrooper battalion.




Awards Won

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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)