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    Auma's Long Run
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    ©2017
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-4852-8
    AR Quiz #: 190014
    AR Points: 9.00
    ATOS Level: 5.10
    Guided Reading: Z
    Lexile Level: 740
    Pages: 304
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Eucabeth Odhiambo
    Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village, and when her father becomes ill, Auma's family needs her help at home. Soon more people are getting sick—even dying—and no one knows why. Now Auma faces a difficult choice. Should she stay to support her struggling family or leave to pursue her own future? Auma knows her family is depending on her, but leaving might be the only way to find the answers to questions about this new disease.

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    Publishers Weekly
    "A hard-hitting story of a resilient and intelligent girl who bravely confronts a devastating health crisis."—starred, Publishers Weekly
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Auma treats readers to beautiful descriptions of the world around her but also gives them a candid look at the fear and superstition surrounding AIDs in its early days in Kenya as well as the grief of loss. . . . Honestly told, Auma's tale humanizes and contextualizes the AIDs experience in Kenya without sensationalizing it."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "Odhiambo's heartbreaking tale of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s weaves the many threads of the disease's course into one accessible cloth."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    Shelf Awareness
    "[Odhiambo] give[s] life to the authentic and realistic character of Auma—a young woman to believe in—and to put a human face on the epidemic that still affects Kenya."—Shelf Awareness