For January's Book Club, we read the book The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. Cooper, Julianna, Natalie, Nicole, and Rileigh were present. This is what we discussed, with discussion prompts from the publisher!
Coyote says that this story begins when she meets Ivan—even though her adoption of Ivan is long before she ever thinks about going home. Why do you think this is where Coyote decides to start her story? What does Ivan mean to her?
Coyote spends a lot of time telling us about her memories. Why are memories important? How do memories play a part in your life, which memories hold strong significance for you?
Each of the characters that join Coyote and Rodeo on their journey have a problem or situation that they are trying to overcome. How do their journeys affect each other, and what lessons do you think they learn from meeting and traveling with one another?
Salvador is Coyote’s first friend since she lost her sisters. Why is Coyote able to get close to Salvador in a way that she was never able to get close to anyone else? How are Coyote and Salvador similar? How are they different? Why are friendships so important?
Rodeo and Coyote have a close father-daughter bond, but there is still a lot they have trouble talking about. Why do you think some things are hard to talk about even with loved ones?
One of the things that Coyote and Rodeo like to do is ask each other for a “once upon a time.” Why do you think they do this? Why are stories so powerful?
Goodbyes are hard for everyone; Coyote just avoids them altogether. How do you deal with goodbyes? Have you ever had to say a hard goodbye? How did you deal with it?
Many promises are made throughout the novel by the characters. What are some of the promises made and why? Why is it important to keep promises and when is it right to break a promise?
What are the no-go’s in Rodeo and Coyote’s life? Why do you think they’re off-limits? What changes by the end of the book?
Rodeo calls Coyote his compass because she guides all his decisions. What guides your decisions, and why?
If you lived on Yager, what three questions would you ask someone before letting them on? Who would you bring along on a road trip?
Please rate this book between a 1 and a 5, with 1 being one of the worst books you've ever read, 3 being average and 5 being one of the best books you've read!
For March's Book Club, we will be meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. We will be reading I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day.
"When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity." - summary
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