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: Kizzy Ann Stamps is starting at a new school, the just-integrated public school, and sheâ€™s worried. Sheâ€™s worried that the white students wonâ€™t like her, and sheâ€™s worried theyâ€™ll stare at the scar that runs from the tip of her right eye to the corner of her smile â€” the scar a neighbor boy gave her, in a farming accident. But now this same boy wonâ€™t stop following Kizzy and Shag, her beloved border collie, everywhere they go â€” even when theyâ€™re practicing for an upcoming herding competition. And though Kizzy and Shag have been training hard, Kizzy and her coach arenâ€™t sure theyâ€™ll even let her, a black girl, enter the competition. In this tender â€” and often humorous â€” debut novel, Kizzy Ann discovers that almost everyone has scars to bear and that with a dog at your side you can find the courage to face them head-on.