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The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
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The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
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Jan 10, 2012 | ISBN 9780375866289

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“I read The Running Dream on my way to the World Championships. I nearly missed my flight for reading it and inhaled it before I touched down. It’s a truly touching story that feels very real.”–Katrin Green, Paralympic Gold Medalist

“This heart-touching story is a helpful reminder that we must appreciate each day and each blessing. When I go around “Rigor Mortis Bend” and think of Jessica, my legs do not feel nearly as tired anymore.”–Jordan Hasay, four-time USA Track & Field Jr. Women’s Champion

“Van Draanen’s extensive research into both running and amputees pays dividends–readers will truly feel what’s it like to walk (or run) a mile (or 10) in Jessica’s shoes.”–Booklist

“Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Van Draanen delivers an abundance of interesting medical detail and emotional authenticity in this accessible and inspirational novel.”–The Horn Book Magazine


Schneider Family Book Award WINNER 2012

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award WINNER 2013

Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award WINNER

Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Connecticut Nutmeg Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2014

Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE

Kansas William White Award NOMINEE 2014

Maine Student Book Award NOMINEE

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award NOMINEE 2013

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award NOMINEE 2014

Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE

New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE

Texas Lone Star Reading List SELECTION 2012

California Young Reader Medal FINALIST 2014

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award HONOR 2014

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