Carol Grace Stratton
Cassie Sanders has a lot to adjust to: a father who is in rehab across the country after his legs were blown off in Afghanistan and a new move with her mother to New Netherlands, Michigan from North Carolina. And being a stutterer doesn’t help as a new kid in school. Luckily, she finds a special friend who helps her navigate 5th grade. And when she decides to be a Red Kettle bell ringer, that decision makes life more difficult but also opens up a door that will change her life.