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Words & Pictures

Dan Gemeinhart

“Across far, dark miles a friend can still hold your hand and be there with you.”


Dan Gemeinhart is a former 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. The pair made a home of a refurbished school bus after a terrible car accident killed Coyote’s mother and two 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. Readers will be drawn into the story of Coyote immediately. Her authentic voice and personality shine. Gemeinhart takes readers on a cross-country experience of self-discovery and empathetic growth. The realistic cast of characters that join Coyote add dimension and depth to an already spirited story.

“Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart’s finest book yet ― and that’s saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book.”

Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree

Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from City of Asylum Bookstore.


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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise book cover


Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


All ticket sales benefit our Authors to Schools program


With the support of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, library card holders receive free admission to Words & Pictures for the 2019/20 season!
Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


Upcoming Lectures

Liann Tsoukas and Rob Ruck

JUN 20

Colm Toibin

SEP 16

Pico Iyer

SEP 30

Heather Cox Richardson

OCT 28