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The Resource The Running Dream

The Running Dream

Label
The Running Dream
Title
The Running Dream
Statement of responsibility
Wendelin Van Draanen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that's perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who's ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she's told she'll never run again. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with herWinner of the Schneider Family Book AwardFrom the Hardcover edition
Summary
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again
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Character
Award
  • Beehive Young Adult Book Award (Utah), 2013.
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Young Adult, 2013.
  • Schneider Family Book Award for Teens, 2012.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Junior Books, 2014.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013.
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384226
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Running Dream
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3ecbf9d2-03ff-4f4a-8065-e081b12ea078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780375896798
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Running Dream
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3ecbf9d2-03ff-4f4a-8065-e081b12ea078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780375896798
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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