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Willow King: Race the Wind

Title

Willow King: Race the Wind

Authors

Chris Platt

Publisher

Random House

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780679886587

Pages

221 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Determined to ride her horse in the Kentucky Derby despite her physical handicap, Katie overcomes great obstacles and even helps a blind girl face her own kind of challenge.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Disability and Health; Physical disability; leg length discrepancy; twisted legs; blind

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

horses; horse racing; disabled horse; Kentucky Derby; training; jockey's license; crushes

Diversity Impact

direct

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