Can Do, Zan
by Joe Novara
Can Do, Zan, Alexander chants to himself whenever he confronts a challenge. The intelligent, animal loving, African American 12-year old, works at a stable, learns to ride horses, connects with mounted police-horse training, goes to a summer camp in Northern Michigan, canoes in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, deals with a bully, copes with his diabetes and discovers Native American artifacts. Whew.