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Teaching New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

In this excerpt from BELIEVING IN HORSES, TOO, Sadie meets the new kid on the block and realizes that unhappy circumstances have brought him to her neighborhood.

Valerie Ormond
Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormond. Copyright © 2014 By Valerie Ormond. Used with permission of the author. All rights reserved.


How do people form friendships?
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot


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