This is Ellen Jones Reporting
(Sequel to Ellen and the Three Predictions)
BY ALAYNE SMITH
Set in 1961, Ellen Jones Reporting follows Ellen’s dream to become a broadcast journalist. Ellen, in her junior year of college, faces a decision––to finish her degree next year or to follow Luke when he graduates in May.
While investigating a news story, Ellen meets Mr. Chenard, a refugee who came to Miami from Cuba, leaving behind the two things he loves most fiercely: His wife and Havana.
Ellen and Luke both enter news stories for competition in broadcast journalism’s Peabody Award––both enter stories about Cuba. One wins, one is expelled from college.