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The Theory of Hummingbirds

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: special needs, friendship, school & education, track & field

From Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman. A moving novel for middle-grade readers that is not about overcoming disability, but rather becoming one’s truest self

“Hummingbirds and angels don’t need two good feet. They have wings.” That’s what Alba’s mother always says. Of course, Alba doesn’t have wings or t …

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Taking the Lead

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: track & field, special needs

As captain of his school track and field team, Jonas runs only to win. His specialty is the 100-metre sprint. When the team's first track meet does not go as he hoped, Jonas turns his anger on his teammates. He ends up in the office, where the principal also notices that Jonas has failed to complete his required volunteer work. She kicks him off th …

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Running Behind

by Sylvia Taekema
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: track & field, self-esteem & self-reliance, special needs

Even though he was once his biggest rival, Jake Jarvis is thrilled when Spencer Solomon agrees to join the Diamonds cross-country team to compete in the Barry's Bay provincial championships. Everyone is pumped, everyone is focused, and Jake has to admit, he really likes their chances. At the last moment, Spencer informs the team that he can't go. J …

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Running on Empty

by Sonya Spreen Bates
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: track & field, law & crime, multigenerational

Everyone expected Leon Kline, anchor for the 4x100 sprint relay, to secure Gilburn High's spot in the record books. But a freak accident on the final stretch changes everything. Suddenly his future is gone. No more running, no scholarship, no college. But then he meets sassy and straight-talking Casey De Vries, and life doesn't look quite so bleak. …

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