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Lone Runner

by Dirk McLean

tagged: track & field, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying
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ISBN:9781459415928
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer
Description

Set in a diverse neighbourhood in Scarborough, Ontario, this book follows Michaela as she goes from a solitary runner to an athlete who contributes to the success of her cross-country team. Discouraged by an incident at her mostly-white summer camp, Michaela comes into her own as part of her racially diverse school track team. Focusing on themes of persistence, friendship and overcoming rivalries, this book illuminates traits of connection, empathy and forgiveness.

 

About the Author

Dirk McLean

DIRK McLEAN is the author of children's picture books, the Sports Stories novel Not Out, and Team Fugee and Tournament Fugee in Lorimer's Soccer United: Team Refugee series. He has also written radio drama and stage plays that have toured southern Ontario elementary schools. Dirk was born in Trinidad & Tobago and now lives and works in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

DIRK McLEAN is the author of children's picture books, the Sports Stories novel Not Out, and Team Fugee and Tournament Fugee in Lorimer's Soccer United: Team Refugee series. He has also written radio drama and stage plays that have toured southern Ontario elementary schools. Dirk was born in Trinidad & Tobago and now lives and works in Toronto.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 13
Grade:
3.5