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Jenny and her Jug

Synopsis: Whip-smart, wild haired Jenny carries a bursting gallon jug with her everywhere she goes. In it, she stores every bit of information she hears about herself: the name the neighborhood bully calls her, the judgement made by a mean-spirited student in gym class, and sometimes even her own self-critical thoughts.


Jenny and her Jug illustrates how children and adults often move through the world weighed down by judgements that quickly become beliefs. With humor and care, this read-to-me picture book navigates the weight of language, the power of empathy, and the sparkling strength gained from taking ownership of our story.

About Jenny and her Jug...

Age range: 5-8 years, the young at heart

Grade level: K-2

Lexile Measure: AD860L

Supplemental Materials: Activity guide (visual and performing arts), discussion questions 


Genre: Read-to-me picture book

Key Themes: Empathy, self-love, the weight of language

Book Teaser

Interview with Susan Blackwell

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