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CHRISTINE KENDALL
Awards
NAACP Image Award Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens
Selected as one of the 2017 Best Books of the Year by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature.
Named one of the 50 Best Books for Teens by the New York Public Library.
Selected for the CCBC Choices 2017 (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Best-Of-The Year list.
A Junior Library Guild Selection for fall 2016.
Riding Chance is the recipient of a 2016 National Parenting Publications Award .

Praise
“A worthwhile first outing; Kendall shows promise.” — Kirkus Reviews

...an NPR segment on Philadelphia’s Work to Ride program in Fairmount Park fired up this wondrous,
propulsive, first-rank novel.
– Celia McGee, The Center for Fiction. Click here to read more.

"Boys at risk and polo ponies? Christine Kendall has made me a believer and a cheerleader in her promising debut of navigating trust and necessary armor." – Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Gone Crazy In Alabama and Newbery Honor winner of One Crazy Summer

"A heartwarming tale of redemption and second chances, as seen through the eyes of a teen surrounded by love, and determined to press on, no matter what." – Sharon G. Flake, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of The Skin I'm In and Bang!

"Christine Kendall's powerful debut is full of hope. Her characters fill each page with resonance that will linger with readers from the book’s very first words to its final lines." – Coe Booth, author of Tyrell and Kinda Like Brothers
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