ACM & TPS Book Club

Welcome to the ACM 2023 Book Club resource page. Here, you will find photos, links, and resources about Dan Gemeinhart’s book, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise.

If you are a Tacoma Public School student who would like to read the book and participate in our book club, please reach out to your librarian. Copies of the book are in each school’s library, and the librarian can assist you in joining the Teams links for discussions.

Important Dates

October 5 – November 30th | Our club will meet virtually on Teams from 4:00 – 4:30pm.

November 30th | Join our last virtual discussion as we welcome the author, Dan Gemeinhart, for a virtual question and answer session!

December 2, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm | Finish Line Celebration at LeMay for TPS students and up to 4 additional family members. Dan Gemeinhart will join the celebration and will be signing books from 12 pm to 1 pm!


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Book Description

Five years.That’s how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.It’s also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box—she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days…without him realizing it.Along the way, they’ll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a friend to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there’s Gladys…

Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all…but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her “once upon a time” into a “happily ever after.”


Chapter Breakdown 

October 5  | Introductions and an overview of this year’s book club, including important dates to meet the author!

October 12 | Chapters 1-8 (pages 0-57)

October 19 | Chapters 9-14 (pages 58-116)

October 26 | Chapters 15-22 (pages 117-160)

November 2 | Chapters 23-30 (pages 161-212)

November 9 | Chapters 31-40 (213-287)

November 16 | Chapters 41-49 (288-341)


Finish Line Celebration | December 2, 10 am – 2 pm

Free admission to registered TPS students and their families (up to 4 additional members). Author Dan Gemeinhart signing books.

Amazon Link 

Questions? Reach out to your school’s Librarian or email the Museum at: [email protected].