Up A Road Slowly Author:Irene Hunt Up a Road Slowly is a coming-of-age novel by Irene Hunt that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1967. The story takes place in the United States during the mid 20th century. — The story follows Julie from the age of seven to seventeen, from elementary school through her high school graduation, and documents ... more »the ordinary events in the life of a child: first love, the cruelty of children, jealousy, and struggles with schoolwork.
At the same, as Julie develops. She also encounters problems in the lives of the adults around her, including mental illness and alcoholism.« less