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Riding Chance

Title

Riding Chance

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780545924047

Pages

212 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

570L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

father and grandmother

Awards

National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 2016, Winner, Elementary
National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 2018, Winner, Children's Book
Best Books for Teens, 2016
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages (12 to 14)
Choices, 2017 Fiction Young Adult

Keywords

horses; polo; friendship; enemies; petty crime; stables; horseback riding

Diversity Impact

direct

Riding Chance


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