Joey’s Journey JUST RELEASED!

Joey’s Journey JUST RELEASED!


Elaine Sussman’s second picture book, Joey’s Journey, is another gripping story about loss, empathy, and resiliency.

Joey is just like other boys in his neighborhood. He loves baseball and animals and playing with his friends.
But one day his life is flipped upside down and Joey has to learn to adapt to an incredibly challenging living situation.

The inspiring text and illustrations help readers identify with the sacrifices and hardships that Joey experienced. By identifying the struggles of young Joey, the author provides readers with a lifelong message of courage, resiliency, and hope.

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Product ID: 16995ISBN: 9781682659076.


Grades 2-6 | Historical Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-907-6 | Lexile: 600 | GRL: L | English


  • Helps students develop social-emotional competencies and life skills
  • Presents a challenging family situation and complicated emotions that provide teachable moments for readers
  • Introduces readers to the power of support systems and diverse perspectives
  • Provides powerful illustrations to engage readers

Key Features

  • Depth of Knowledge student questions aligned to standards
  • Individual and group activities to support social-emotional learning
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary
  • Primary sources to help students relate to the story in a personal way

About the Author

Elaine spent decades as an educational company executive before deciding to fulfill her dream of becoming a children’s book author. Her first book, The Boy Who Opened Our Eyes, is the poignant story of her blind brother Mark and how he overcame his unique challenges. In addition to writing, Elaine presents to thousands of school children around the country every year, inspiring them to have empathy for others.

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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