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Children's Fiction Alternative Family

Genius Jolene

by (author) Sara Cassidy

illustrated by Charlene Chua

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Category
Alternative Family, Prejudice & Racism, Marriage & Divorce
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459825314
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459825291
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $7.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings.
But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.

About the authors

Les livres de Sara Cassidy ont &eacutet&eacute finalistes pour de nombreux prix : le Chocolate Lily Award pour Black Gold et Blackberry Juice ; le Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award pour A Boy Named Queen ; le Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize pour Skylark ainsi que le Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. Deux de ses titres, A Boy Named Queen et Double Play, ont &eacutet&eacute s&eacutelectionn&eacutes par la Junior Library Guild. Sara Cassidy a publi&eacute de nombreux recueils de po&eacutesie, œuvres de fiction et ouvrages documentaires pour adultes. Elle vit &agrave Victoria en Colombie-Britannique.

Sara Cassidy's profile page

 

CHARLENE CHUA a illustré de nombreux livres pour les enfants de tous les âges. Ses illustrations lui ont valu de nombreuses récompenses et les livres qu’elle a illustrés ont été mis en nomination pour USBBY Outstanding International Books, OLA Best Bets, une récompense Shining Willow, et Kirkus Best books. Son premier livre Hug? a été publié en 2020. Elle vit à Hamilton avec son époux.

 

CHARLENE CHUA has illustrated more than a dozen books, including Amy Wu and The Perfect Bao, The Pencil, and Hug?, and her work has been nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Forest of Reading Awards, the Shining Willow Award, and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

 

Charlene Chua's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Awards
  • Short-listed, Forest of Reading Silver Birch Express Awards
  • Short-listed, BC and Yukon Book Prizes, Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize
  • Commended, ALA Rainbow Book List
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“[An] approachable, representative, middle grade chapter book focusing on father-daughter relationships.”

School Library Journal

“Jolene’s enjoyable and insightful journey makes the complex themes of family, acceptance, and forgiveness accessible to young readers through easy-to-read text and spirited illustrations.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Father-daughter bonding story in a remarkable setting.”

Kirkus Reviews

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