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Jakeman

Title

Jakeman

Authors

Deborah Ellis

Publisher

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781550415735

Pages

201 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; mother in prison

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

incarceration

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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