Finalist! Silver Birch Express Award 2021
Out in April 2020
Orca Book Publishers
Illustrated by Charlene Chua
Rock falls, onion rings, and human kindness!
On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they will tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favourite tradition: trying 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’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.