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Riding Chance

Title

Riding Chance

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

212 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780545924047

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; death of a mother; single father

Annotation

Since his mother died thirteen-year-old Troy has been skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd, and now he and his friend Foster have been sentenced to work in the local Philadelphia stables; at first he is apprehensive around the horses, but soon he bonds with a mare named Chance, and discovers the sport of polo--but also makes some new enemies.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Best Books for Teens, 2016; National Parenting Publications Award, 2016, Winner, Young Reader

Keywords

horses; polo; death; friends; enemies

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Riding Chance

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