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Jenny O'Neill

Jenny O’Neill has published three other novels as Jenny Davis: Goodbye and Keep Cold, Sex Education, and Checking on the Moon. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and most days can be found chasing her grandchildren around the backyard.

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Listed in: Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States | 19th Century · Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism · Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Adolescence & Coming of Age · Kentucky · Young Readers · Literature

Cover of 'The Freethinker’s Daughter'

The Freethinker’s Daughter
A Novel
By Jenny O'Neill

Set in 1833 Lexington, Kentucky, this historical coming-of-age novel for young readers features resonant themes and topics—slavery, abolition, racism, prejudice, class consciousness, a devastating epidemic, and deep personal loss—as its thirteen-year-old white female narrator fights injustice and uncertainty with integrity, love, and hope.

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