This Middle Grade novel, appropriate for ages 7+, gleefully highlights ethnic and handi-capable diversity, the huge benefits of horse therapy, and the power of using your talents to bless others. Oh! And there are a lot of cool tidbits about horses for horse lovers too!
Jacinda Gonzalez, a Latina horseback riding therapy volunteer, who is bullied in her new school, decides to tackle meanness in the world by creating an Angels Club that goes around doing good deeds. She also takes on a malnourished and disheveled American Curly horse as a project horse, and it changes her outlook on people and gives her more confidence. Just as things seem to be turning around for the better, she's forced to make a heartbreaking choice between doing the right thing and losing what she loves most in the world.