Root Jumper is an autobiography of the author's life as she grew up on a farm during the Depression years. It also includes many fond memories of special people who have had a lasting effect on her.
Simply written, Root Jumper will appeal to readers of all ages. Youth will enjoy it for educational and historical value. Older people will experience memories of the "good old days," and all readers will feel the emotions of happiness, sadness, love, and honor mixed with the humor of everyday life.
"In today's time of the technology of texting, tweeting, and computerized social networking, 'Miss Teeny' takes us back to the day of her roots through the language of love, laughter, and true friends and family networking. My wish is that all students, past, present, and future, read these stories to gain a taste of the richness of the Appalachian culture which Justine so passionately portrays in Root Jumper."
Elizabeth Hanna Green
Teacher/ School Administrator
"Root Jumper should be required reading for all ages. Young people should read it to learn more about life in the 'good old days,' and mature readers will enjoy their own precious memories as they walk with Justine Rutherford through the days of her youth. What an amazing memory—and the outstanding ability to paint such vivid word pictures for all to enjoy."