Back in the olden days ya fiction was pretty limited but i loved Jupiter jones and his friends, they seemed like truly exotic American kids, i remember Jupiter used to read the dictionary. Anyway my copies have disappeared and ive not seen them in shops since.
"I will not pee in the reservoir. I will not pee in the reservoir." Mostly funny, sometimes sad, always readable book in diary/letter form about a young boy growing up in the Bronx. Lots of baseball, and the occasional getting caught peeing in the reservoir. I think of baseball as men waving sticks while wearing long underwear, & I loved this book. All thumbs up. ? #junetunz #americankids @Cinfhen
#junetunz Day30: #americankids
My book is not on Litsy. ?
This is an anthology of selections from The Brownies' Book. A 1920s monthly magazine created for "the Children of the Sun." Stories, poetry, biographies, artwork and photography featuring Black Americans by Black Americans and made especially for children.
#JuneTunz #AmericanKids Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins from Klickitat Street in Portland, OR were some of my favorite American kids when I was growing up. Even though I was the youngest in my family, I was more of a well-behaved Beezus-type--but I wanted to be more imaginative, adventurous and even a bit bratty like Ramona. 😆These are just some of the books in the series and some of my favorites.