The Running Dream (Library Binding)

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375966675, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“A favorite, honor-winning author has done it again! Jessica, a budding high school track star, has been running since third grade. When she loses a leg in a tragic accident, her world shatters. Learning to cope with her new reality does not come easily as Jessica begins a year-long journey of discovery. With humor and sensitivity, this novel offers readers a chance to choose to see the person, not the disability.”
— Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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About the Author

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN recently ran her first marathon. She was struck by the people with physical handicaps who were also running and was inspired to write this book about overcoming adversity with courage and grace and strength. "From the Hardcover edition."
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