"Brave Nellie," by Sharalyn Morrison-Andrews, tells the story of a dog who overcomes her fears.

Nellie was a real dog. She lived in the wild on a beach in the Dominican Republic. That's where Morrison-Andrews first encountered her. For two years, she cared for Nellie. When it came time to leave Hispaniola, she realized that Nellie was able to be domesticated.

So she set the dog up with a new home. Nellie's story is now inspiring kids who have to face challenges or other tough situations.