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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; Foster care; Single parent; Incarceration; foster children; foster home; foster parents; single mother; mother in prison

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

foster parents and single mother

Awards

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

Keywords

children of female prisoners; mothers and sons; brothers and sisters; bus travel; buses; social workers; prison guards; governor

Diversity Impact

direct

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