Iggie's House

Judy Blume

Ages 9 to 11
19 May 2016
176 pages


From Judy Blume, author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Iggie's House is a moving novel that tackles racism and neighbourhood prejudice.

Dear Iggie. How are you? I hope you're fine because nobody around here is . . .

Winnie's best friend, Iggie, has just moved away – and Winnie's bored out of her mind without her.

So she's determined to be friends with the new family, the Garbers, who've moved into Iggie's old house – especially Glenn, who's kind of cute. But certain people don't want the Garbers to be there, and have started a petition to get rid of them.

You see, Glenn and his family are black. And Grove Street is stuck in the past.

And the toughest thing of all is that Winnie is terrified her parents might sign the petition – and there's nothing she can do to stop them . . .