Penny from Heaven

Penny from Heaven - Jennifer L. Holm Penny From Heaven is a historical fiction novel about an eleven-year-old girl named Penny. She wants to just have a normal summer but unfortunately she can't. She can't go swimming because of the threat of polio. She is part Italian and there is prejudice against Italians after World War II (the story takes place in 1953). And, worst of all, Penny's father is dead and the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other.

This was an ok book. The story can be dull in some parts but it's fairly well-written. A pretty decent middle-grade read. Three stars.