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by Jason Reynolds - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Youth Fiction

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team --- a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

by Jason Reynolds - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Youth Fiction

Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease will kill her. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds up, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude, and now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?

by Jason Reynolds - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Youth Fiction
With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbies behind. But you can’t be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunny’s answer? Dance. Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard hits of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. As Sunny practices the discus, learning when to let go at just the right time, he’ll let go of everything that’s been eating him up inside, perhaps just in time.
by Jason Reynolds - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Youth Fiction

Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that --- not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings --- no one’s gonna outshine him. Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s way --- literally and not-so-literally --- and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means.