Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Orphaned after the deaths of his parents and sister in 1890, 12 year old Joseph has but one reason to live: his horse, Sarah. When his alcoholic caregiver sells her, Joseph sets off across Washington State, determined to be reunited. He befriends Ah-Kee, a young Chinese boy and together they face unscrupulous adults, rugged terrain, and destructive weather as they journey toward the one thing that matters: family. (Ages 9-12)
Colleague and fellow PSESD 2016 presenter Julie Hembree created the fabulous book trailer for Some Kind of Courage. SO well done!