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Jakeman

Title

Jakeman

Authors

Deborah Ellis

Publisher

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Pages

201 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781550415735

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; mother in prison

Annotation

Jake and his older sister, Shoshonna, along with a busload of kids, visit their mother in prison regularly. But this time the journey turns into a series of misadventures, and the kids find themselves on their own, hatching a plan to find the Governor and plead with him to pardon their moms.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

incarceration

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Best Books for Kids and Teens,2008 Canadian Children's Book Centre ; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers,2007 Voice of Youth Advocates ; Diamond Willow Award, 2008; Nominee Saskatchewan ; Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2008-2009; Nominee Atlantic Canada ; Silver Birch Award, 2008; Nominee Ontario, Canada ; Book of the Year Award for Children, 2008 Shortlist Canada

Keywords

children of female prisoners; mothers and sons; brothers and sisters; bus travel; buses

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Jakeman

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