Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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.
Family Relationships; Incarceration; mother in prison
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
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
children of female prisoners; mothers and sons; brothers and sisters; bus travel; buses
Ellis, Deborah, "Jakeman" (2007). DIVerse Families. 292.