Just Joan

by Joan Pope Herndon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/08/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9781728370248

About the Book

Just Joan took me ten days to write. Just Joan was written after the death of my husband Dale Herndon in December 2009. Just Joan named the title after I called myself Just Joan to a lady and she was appalled at me calling myself Just Joan. This person was 1 of my old boyfriend sister, way back in 1980. Just Joan has history, humor, love and truth. Just Joan was written in Sacramento CA. Joan started in Hollis Queens NYC in the late 1950’s. During that time White Americans were leaving the neighborhood because Black Americans were moving in the neighborhood. Joan’s parents were one of the first to move in the neighborhood as black american people. This neighborhood was all white at one time in history. Soon Hollis, Queens were inhabited by native Black Americans. This book starts talking about the times before Joan’s school days. It also talks about her Elementary experience in Hollis Queens NYC until she was the first class to be bused out of the district for Jr. High School into a white neighborhood, Flushing, Queens NYC, then back to her neighborhood for her High School experience. Parents moved Joan and the remaining adolescence in the household out of Hollis Queens NYC when Joan was in her 12th grade experience. Parents moved the remaining 4 siblings still in school to another State. Just Joan talks about her experience in another State, while finishing the 12th grade. After the 12th grade Joan goes back to Hollis Queens and starts her adult life at the young age of 18. Absolutely no parents supervision. This begins Joan’s adult life and all the challenges it takes to be an adult. Just Joan is geared to a younger audience, mainly teenagers. In hopes of the morale message can help some adolescence persons.

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