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The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

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Published by Random House Teens
Enjoy this chapter sampler for The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. On sale now wherever books are sold! 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 her.
Enjoy this chapter sampler for The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. On sale now wherever books are sold! 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 her.

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WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN
CHAPTER SAMPLE
 
WHO WILL YOU BECOME WHENYOU CAN’T BE THE PERSON YOUTHOUGHT YOU WERE?
“This heart-touching story is a helpful reminder that we mustappreciate each day.”
 – Jordan Hasay, four-time USA Track & Field Junior Women’s Champion, 1500m, 2007–2010
“I felt as if this wonderful young woman was sitting right next tome telling me the story of her year of discovery—her journey of  frustration, loss, friendship, laughter, and enlightenment.”
 —Anthony Edwards, award-winning actor, runner, and chairman of Shoe4Africa
“With deep insight and sensitivity, Wendelin Van Draanen exploresa profoundly human and liberating concept—to see the person,not the disability—in this wonderful portrait of a young girl andher community.”
 —Marianne Leone, author of K
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ALFRED A. KNOPF NEW YORK
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN
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