Westminster author Jessie Haas was chosen to write the books for Saige, American Girl of the Year Doll for 2013.
Jessie Haas is the author of numerous acclaimed books for young people, including Unbroken, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, a Parent's Choice Gold Award winner, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and CCBC Choice. Her most recent novel, Shaper, won a Golden Kite Honor Award.
Saige Copeland loves spending time on her grandma's ranch, riding horses and painting. Her school made the tough choice to cut art classes, which means she's lost her favorite subject. So when her grandma decides to organize a "save the arts" fundraiser and parade to benefit the school, Saige jumps on board. She begins training her grandma's beautiful horse, Picasso, for his appearance in the parade. Then her grandma is injured in an accident, and she wonders what she can do to help. Can she ride Picasso in the parade and make her grandma proud? Can Saige still raise money to protect the arts at school? Author: Jessie Haas. Paperback. 128 pages. Ages 8+
Life is changing for Saige. Her grandma is still recovering from the accident,
and she misses the time they spent together. She takes comfort in riding
Georgia, her grandma's youngest horse. She knows her grandma needs cheering up,
so Saige comes up with a plan to restore their special art afternoons. Inspired
by her grandma, she organizes a "Day of Beige" at her school to show how boring
the world would be without creativity and color. Things are finally starting to
get better, and then grandma tells her of plans to sell Georgia. Can Saige find
a way to keep the horse she loves—and help save the arts at her school? Author:
Jessie Haas. Paperback. 128 pages. Ages 8+