Spiney the Porcupine experiences an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. The injury limits her in many ways. She must learn how to use a wheelchair to get around and find new ways to do things throughout her day. Even though many things are difficult at first she doesn't let them hold her back. She finds new opportunities awaiting her. Who knows what she will do? The story is a true account of the author's confrontation with disability.
Students can color the picture of Spiney. It can be used to begin a conversation on differences, acceptance, and disability.