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An original story by J.B. Blankenship and brought to life by award winning illustrator, Cassandre Bolan, The Christmas Truck is a modern tale for all families. When celebrating a very special holiday tradition, something goes awry. Two dads, their amazing kid, and a fabulous grandma must now work together with the rest of the family in an attempt to save Christmas.

Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, J.B. Blankenship is an Alumni of George Mason University (B.A.) and Indiana University-Bloomington (M.S.). His globe trotting adventures have spanned chaperoning cross-country interfaith youth bicycle rides, sailing around the world, and working as a live-in homeschool teacher.

While this is J.B.’s first children’s book, he has a long career in both GLBT advocacy and literacy education. He is a blogger for the famed Kinsey Institute’s gender and sex education outreach program, Kinsey Confidential and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Chicago’s SitStayRead organization, a dog-focused literacy program that utilizes therapy dogs to build reading confidence and fluency in at risk-youth.

Cassandre Bolan is a world-traveling, jasmine tea-drinking, mismatched sock-wearing Illustrator who believes in painting what you believe. Her work spans trading cards, teen/adult book covers, concept art, and now children's books, but all of them have a common theme: we are all more similar than we are different.


A Gem of a Holiday Book for all Daddy and Papa Families" - 

"The Christmas Truck distinguishes itself through breathtaking illustrations that normalize gay families against the backdrop of iconic Christmas imagery" 

"The Christmas Truck is a fun, joyful, and adventurous Christmas story!"

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