Chico by Sandra Day O'Connor

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Sandra loves ranch life. Most of all, she loves riding her pony, Chico. But a ride to visit a new calf ends in a terrifying encounter with a rattlesnake. Sandra learns an important lesson about taking care of herself and her horse—and about overcoming her fears.

In this story, based on a true-life incident, young Sandra demonstrates the forthright spirit that gave her the courage and confidence to become the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Her adventure with Chico in the desert landscape is breathtakingly rendered by celebrated painter Dan Andreasen.


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Published August 18, 2005 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her dad asks if she wants to go to see the calf again, Sandra conquers her fear and goes with him, satisfied that the snake is no longer a danger to her or to the calf.

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Despite unneeded embellishments and calculated omissions, "The Burning Season" is another substantial credit in the HBO Pictures library.

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Showing the kind of hospitality most Stirling City residents are proud of, he is more than willing to tell you about his house—the old Stirling City Bank, which he purchased two years ago for an amazing $30,000.

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They call me ‘Hillary Clinton.'” BETTER DAYS Derek Rickmers and his girlfriend Nora O’Connor together on Halloween last year, three weeks after the infamous PV party and five days before Rickmers was arrested for sexual assault in connection with the party.

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I think Chico State owes her a little more than that.” Barker said she hopes Simmons reconsiders and would welcome her back—"this is not a burning-bridge exercise.” Regardless, “what I’m asking Amber and her family to understand is Chico State has a right to participate in the process from an N...

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Don’t get me wrong, I think you need to have a tremendous amount of training to carry a weapon so that you’re safe and tactically smart enough about it … but because the government says ‘this is all you need to do,’ then there’s way too many people that think it’s good enough.” Schmidt is obvio...

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Aydin Kennedy leads a panel discussion about what it means to be transgender.

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the old and sticky: The Secret Stolen shows off its new bass player Alex Light, and Jack Dammit (pictured) and his Fat Stickys show off their fairly new bass player Sue Reed at Duffy’s Tavern Thursday, Nov. 12, 9 p.m. • Strings for Food: Herreid Music has joined the movement: Bring two nonperis...

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