My daughter has a used specialized hotrocks 20". She fits it well although it’s still a smidge too big. This is her first bike with hand brakes (I’ve disconnected the front so she can focus on one brake) and she has trouble reaching the brake.
My question: Can i angle the brake/move the lever closer to the handle for easier braking? maybe a new set of levers?
Yep, there is a adjustment screw/small bolt that threads inward or outward to adjust the brake lever closer to the bars or farther away. It is located under the lever or behind the lever, and rarely on the opposite side.