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; Foster care; Single parent; Incarceration; foster children; foster home; foster parents; single mother; mother in prison
foster parents and single mother
Diamond Willow Award, 2008
Grades 4-6l Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2008 - 2009, English Fiction
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2008
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2007
children of female prisoners; mothers and sons; brothers and sisters; bus travel; buses; social workers; prison guards; governor
Ellis, Deborah, "Jakeman" (2007). Diverse Families. 292.