RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 872616237 LA English UL http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com T1 Addy's race A1 Waldman, Debby., PB Orca Book Publishers PP Custer, WA YR 2013 SN 9781554699261 1554699266 AB Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she'd wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in common-and a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.