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I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH Riding Chance by Christine Kendall

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.

 

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Books Diversity Reading Challenge

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH Riding Chance by Christine Kendall

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.

 

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I’m in love with someone Tall, Dark, and Handsome

Yes, it’s true.  I saw the movie War Horse several years ago and was smitten. SMITTEN. In love.

Then I discovered that old War Horse had a sibling

named Farm Boy.

I’m adding these two tall, dark and handsome boys

to my Christmas wish list.

Aren’t they cuuuuute??