Samantha Smartypants and the Slippery Slope
Barbara Puccia, author
Samantha is a very smart third grader who's not too sure of herself and not very coordinated. When her teacher gives out discount flyers for Devil's Drop ski resort, she starts to panic. Skiing sounds way too scary and the popular kids already know how to ski. Samantha keeps wiping out in her lessons, while the other kids never seem to fall. When Samantha spots Sophia, a student with cerebral palsy, skiing down the mountain in an adaptive ski chair, her ideas about what she can accomplish are turned upside down. Will Samantha make it down the slippery slope, or give up trying?