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Lone Runner

By Dirk McLean

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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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.

Awards

Long-listed - The 49th Shelf - Kids Summer Reading List - 2021

"An excellent choice for reluctant readers. Highly Recommended."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"An excellent read-aloud choice."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Middle schoolers at a second grade reading level will root for Michaela as she steps out of her shell."

- School Library Journal

"Actively celebrates Toronto’s diversity."

- School Library Journal

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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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 16th February 2021
ISBN: 9781459415928
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st August 2021
ISBN: 9781459415942
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 16th February 2021
ISBN: 9781459415935
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YXC, YXL
BISAC Code:  JUV032210, JUV039140, JUV039230
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Lexile Reading Level: 620L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.8

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