Nomination: Soupy Leaves Home

soupyCastellucci, Cecil. Soupy Leaves Home. Illus. By Jose Pimienta. 2017. 208p. Dark Horse Books, $14.99 (9781616554316). Gr. 7-up.

Pearl runs away from her abusive father and disguises herself as a boy during the Depression. Ramshackle the hobo takes her under his wing and together they ride the rails and wrestle their inner demons.

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