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The Resource Taking the lead, Karen Spafford-Fitz

Taking the lead, Karen Spafford-Fitz

Label
Taking the lead
Title
Taking the lead
Statement of responsibility
Karen Spafford-Fitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jonas is captain of his school track team. He runs to win, and his specialty is the fastest race of all, the 100m sprint. Mistakenly entered in the 400m at a track meet, Jonas is angry that he{u2019}s not guaranteed a win. When his team also loses the relay race, Jonas unfairly turns on one of his teammates. Jonas{u2019}s coach strips him of his captaincy and kicks him off the team until he changes his attitude. Life goes on for Jonas as he goes through the motions of school and training on his own {u2014} until he is meets Darren, a vision- and mobility-impaired teen who wants to run a 5k race. Jonas agrees to help Darren train, which means he{u2019}s tethered to Darren as he runs. Through working with Darren, Jonas learns a new appreciation for his sport and what it really means to be a winner. By helping train a disabled runner, a competitive teen learns empathy and the value of sport for its own sake
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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1963-
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Spafford-Fitz, Karen
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Lorimer Sports Stories
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  • Track and field
  • Track and field athletes
  • High school athletes
  • Voluntarism
  • People with disabilities
  • Athletes with disabilities
  • Teamwork (Sports)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Taking the lead, Karen Spafford-Fitz
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
pr05034917
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9781459414631
Label
Taking the lead, Karen Spafford-Fitz
Publication
Control code
pr05034917
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9781459414631

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      48.436426 -89.223125
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