Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Riding Chance by Christine Kendall
I love the premise of this book because it challenges everything you think you know about Black people: that they don’t ride horses (except cowboys). But in Riding Chance, Troy is sent to stables to care for horses rather than a juvenile detention facility. Imagine what a shock being around horses must be for an inner city teen? But then he’s forced to learn how to ride and play polo. How awesome is that? That he has to learn to deal with horses and his own prejudices against people who play polo? What an interesting concept.