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The 2016 American Girl of the Year, ten-year-old Lea Clark, is also dealing with the estrangement of an older sibling. Her older brother, Zac, has been away at college, but she gets to spend an unforgettable visit with him in Brazil, where he’s been studying the rainforest for the past year. Lea is more than ready to explore the world, just like her intrepid grandmother, but she also struggles with a fear of the ocean, and wishes that her brother didn’t treat her like such a child. Lea learns how to face her struggles and fears head-on in this light-hearted adventure.