The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Coyote and her dad Rodeo live in a converted school bus traveling around the US. They have been on the road for five years ever since Coyote's mom and two sisters were killed in an auto accident. Coyote loves life on the road and has no plans to return home until she learns the neighborhood park is being destroyed. Coyote must get back before it happens so she can retrieve a memory box buried in the park. Now she just has to convince Rodeo to do something he has no desire to do.
They are joined on their journey west by strangers in need who become like family. They first pick up Lester who is trying to get back to his girlfriend. Then Salvadore and his mom help Coyote out and they return the favor. They pick up Salvadore's tia along the way when a job opportunity falls through. Val has run away from home when she came out and her parents weren't supportive. Finally they inherit a goat when they need help after the bus breaks down.
I loved this story. Coyote and her dad are dealing with their grief by running away from it, but it works for them for the most part. I thought it was interesting that they had actually changed their names to fit their new life. I did wonder about schooling and how they got away with Coyote not going to school when they didn't mention home schooling either. I also loved that they had three questions they asked people before they were allowed to travel with them.