Allie McCarthy was born into a military family, to parents Chris and Nora, in San Diego, California. She has a younger sister and brother, Alyssa and Jake. The family left California and moved to Alabama, Japan, and Florida. Allie wrote her first novel at the age of twelve in Okinawa, Japan and continues to explore different areas of fiction. She currently attends Fleming Island High School as a sophomore.
Allie has an interest in cultures around the world and is currently enrolled in her first year of French language. Her favorite subjects in school are English and science, and she is actively participating in Fleming Island High’s Science Club. Allie hopes to attend college in London and wishes to pursue a career as a teacher or a screenwriter.
Summer camp has begun for Kenzi, Juan and Sara. When Diversity Day arrives, everyone is excited to participate in the games and activities. What they don't expect is the lesson Linda shares with them: "Today we celebrate what makes us each special and unique ... and what makes us alike," Linda tells the children. Kenzi soon learns exactly what that means for her and her friends.
After a nearby forest was burned the previous year, she and her family volunteer in their community’s first-ever reforestation project. When Juan—a new boy in the neighborhood—befriends Kenzi, they share their love of animals and work together to help with the rebuilding of the forest.
Little Kenzi loves her Silly Sally doll, who has been with her since she was born. When Little Kenzi meets Sara, a new girl at school, she is shocked to discover that Sara has never had a doll of her own. What happens next will surprise and delight readers of all ages as Little Kenzi shows us the true meaning of friendship, kindness and generosity.