Dan Gemeinhart is an elementary school teacher-librarian and the author of five middle grade novels. His latest heartwarming novel The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise was named a 2019 Parents’ Choice Award Gold Medal Winner. Coyote is a young girl traveling the American countryside with her father after a terrible car accident killed Coyote’s mother and sisters. When Coyote learns that a park that holds an important part of her past is set to be demolished, she and her father set a course back to Washington state. Gemeinhart takes readers on a cross-country experience of self-discovery and empathetic growth.