Benito Runs

Benito Runs

By Justine Fontes

Lerner Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780761361657, 104pp.

Publication Date: March 2011

Benito's father, Xavier, returns from Iraq after more than a year suffering from PTSD--post-traumatic stress disorder--and yells constantly. He causes such a scene at a school function that Benny is embarrased to go back to Southside High. Benny can't handle seeing his dad so crazy, so he decides to run away. Will Benny find a new life, or will he learn how to deal with his dad--through good times and bad?

About the Author
Justine Fontes is the author of over 700 children's books, including mega-selling adaptations of Disney hits like "The Lion King", plus her original popular "Grumpy Bunny" series. Justine worked part-time in publishing while earning her B.A. in English Literature, Phi Betta Kappa from New York University. She has been a recipient of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, and YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.