Ricki, a ten-year-old deaf girl living in Oklahoma, is crazy about horses. Her dream is to win first place in a horse show. At her grandparents' farm she works toward that goal, riding their Quarter Horse, Frosty. Then an unexpected event rocks her family's comfortable life, bringing new challenges for everyone. Discover the fascinating world of deaf culture and sign language. Cheer for this spirited, determined girl on her quest for a blue ribbon.
What's it like to be a salamander or a snapping turtle? "Salamandria" transports readers to the little-observed world of animals that scamper, scurry, and slither over and under the ground. This nature/fantasy adventure blends scientifically accurate information into a unique tale about maintaining hope, confronting prejudice, falling in love, and the importance of friendship when an earthquake offers a group of captive salamanders an opportunity for freedom. But freedom on the Outside has costs, and decisions have consequences