Join us at Scrawl Books on Thursday, April 6 at 6PM as we welcome L.M. Elliott and LiftMeUp! We’ll be discussing L.M. Elliott’s newest middle grade, Bea and the New Deal Horse, and the stunning symbiosis and therapeutic bond between horse and human.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L.M. Elliott was an award-winning magazine journalist in Washington, D.C., before becoming a New York Times bestselling author of historical and biographical young adult novels. Her works include _Under a War-Torn Sky, Suspect Red_, and _Hamilton and Peggy._
ABOUT THE BOOK
This lyrical middle-grade historical novel set during the Great Depression from award-winning author L. M. Elliott is a moving tale of the spirit of American persistence, found family, and the magical partnership between girl and horse.
Bea wakes to Daddy’s note in a hayloft, where he abandoned her with her little sister after the Stock Market Crash took everything: Daddy’s job at the bank, their home, Mama’s health and life.
How is Bea supposed to convince the imposing Mrs. Scott to take in two stray children? Mrs. Scott’s money and Virginia farm are drying up in a drought and the Great Depression, too. She might have to sell her beautiful horses, starting with a dangerous chestnut that has caused tragedy in the past and injures her stableman shortly after Bea arrives.
But wrestling with her own hurts and fears, Bea understands the chestnut’s skittish distrust. She sees hope in the powerful jumper—if he can compete at horse shows, they might save the farm, and maybe Bea can even win a place in Mrs. Scott’s heart.
ABOUT LIFT ME UP
LiftMeUp! is an equine-assisted facility providing safe and effective programs for those with varying abilities. We teach riding and horsemanship skills adapted to each rider’s cognitive and physical needs. We also offer programs to improve the mental health and well-being of teens and adults.
With the unique presence our therapy horses and the skills of our caring [PATH](https://www.pathintl.org/ "")-certified instructors, LiftMeUp! help participants gain confidence, strength and self-esteem in our friendly, fun environment.
For more information, visit [www.liftmeup.org](http://www.liftmeup.org "").