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Running Barefoot, 2014

**Now a USA Today Bestseller!** When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his ...
  
  











  



  
The Running Dream
Wendelin Van Draanen

Ember, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Award Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run? As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not ...
  
  











  



  
Winterdance: Fine Madness of Alaskan Dog-racing
Gary Paulsen

Orion mass market paperback, 1998

Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion ' a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic. Winterdance is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement. Beautiful, funny and laconic, it is a book about men and dogs and their souls. 'An ...
  
  











  



  
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Laura Hillenbrand

Ballantine Books, 2002

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile ...
  
  











  



  
Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption
Jo Anne Normile, Lawrence Lindner

Powder Point Publishing, 2013

" One of the best books of 2013."- Kirkus Reviews Few people ever call up the courage to create the life they envision, leaving their dreams forever unfulfilled. But Jo Anne Normile did just that, only to find she was living the wrong dream. It all started with her beloved horse Baby, with whom she shared as strong a bond as a mother and child. Baby could be hundreds of feet away, on the far side of the pasture behind the house, but if he saw ...
  
  











  



  
Together is All We Need (Shenandoah Sisters #4)
Michael Phillips

Bethany House Publishers, 2004

Shenandoah Sisters Book 4, the sequel to The Color of Your Skin Ain't the Color of Your Heart. For over a year, Mayme—a former slave—and Katie have lived together on Katie’s plantation, hiding the fact that they are orphans of war to avoid being separated. Together they have sheltered others and battled threats of foreclosure, theft, and deadly danger. But now the girls face what seems like the certain end of their scheme. A hard-nosed ...
  
  











  



  
Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books)
P.D. Eastman

Random House/Beginner Books, 1961

Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?” Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails ...
  
  











  



  
Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, 2011

Note: Kindle edition does not include the 164 photos that comprise the photo essay that is included in the Hard Cover version.  Barbaro reeled off five easy wins to set himself up for the 2006 Kentucky Derby. He was undefeated, yet there were still doubters. Barbaro wowed everyone who saw him in the flesh as he prepared for the Kentucky Derby. His final Derby workout was sensational. In the Derby itself, he simply crushed the field to win ...
  
  











  



  
Driver #8
Dale Earnhardt, Jade Gurss

Vision, 2002

Powered by a high-octane mix of bravado and humility, Dale Jr. shares the victory and joy, tragedy and heartbreak in his first Winston Cup season. Here are the crowds, the endless travel, and the behind-the-scenes action while Dale Jr. tries to carve out his own identity and win the respect of his peers. He shows you how races are won or lost, the bonds between a driver and his team-and the weight of racing against a man who is not only your ...
  
  











  



  
Five Smooth Stones: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics)
Ann Fairbairn

Chicago Review Press, 2009

This gripping bestseller, first published in 1966, has continued to captivate readers with its wide-ranging yet intimate portrait of an America sundered by racial conflict. David Champlin is a black man born into poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who makes his way up the ladder of success, only to sacrifice everything to lead his people in the civil rights movement. Sara Kent is the white girl who loves David from the moment she first sees ...
  
  











  



  
Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
Carl Lopez

Bentley Publishers, 1997

This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Going Faster! reveals the collective racing wisdom Skip Barber Racing School instructors have ...
  
  











  



  
Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

HarperCollins, 2009

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoscack has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. So for his report, Joe decides to go back to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever, Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball's color ...
  
  











  



  
Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
James Allen

Twin Palms Publishers, 2000

some scuffing on back of dust jacket, but book is in otherwise excellent condition; crisp, clean pages. sturdy binding.
  
  











  



  
Ruffian: Burning From The Start
Jane Schwartz

Ballantine Books, 1991

"A colorful story...Ruffian was nothing if not a heartbreaker. Her story, dramatically recounted by Jane Scwartz, epitomizes both the adrenaline-pumping glory and gut-wrenching ruthlessness inherent in the sport of horse racing." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD Here is the story f the exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, she was likened to legend. Beginning with her earliest days in Kentucky, the book follows Ruffian at every stage of her ...
  
  











  



  
Sara's Children : The Destruction of Chmielnik
Suzan Esther Hagstrom

Sergeant Kirkland's Press, 2001

Full of love, joy and hope, Nathan Garfinkel's wedding portrait captures one of life's turning points. The occasion, however, was more momentous than anyone could ever imagine. Only six years earlier Nathan and his sisters, who surround him in the photograph, were reduced to living skeletons, victims of anti-Semitism that raged out of control during World War II. Nazi Germany and its sympathizers brutally murdered more than 6 million Jews across ...
  
  











  



  
The Runner's World Cookbook: 150 Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Run Better, and Race Faster

Rodale, 2013

Runners need to eat well in order to perform, and what they eat can have a direct influence on how they run.  The Runner's World Cookbook  is the perfect combination of performance-boosting nutrients to maximize performance with easy, delicious, and quick recipes. This cookbook contains 150 recipes sourced primarily from the authoritative voice in running itself,  Runner's World magazine, along with exciting additional content. These recipes ...
  
  











  



  
Man O'War
Walter Farley

Random House, 1983

A fictionalized biography of the American race horse who won twenty of twenty-one races, told by a stable boy who grew up with the great horse.
  
  











  



  
Secretariat's Meadow
Kate Chenery Tweedy, Leeanne Meadows Ladin

Dementi Milestone Publishing, 2010

" On March 30, 1970, Secretariat drew his first breath in a little white foaling shed on a historic farm called The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. Three years later he would leave the nation breathless as he captured the Triple Crown, shattering records and rivals alike. At The Meadow, America s Super Horse learned to gallop across its rolling fields and its loamy track. There, Secretariat first felt the calming hand of a groom, the taste ...
  
  











  



  
Apollo
Charles Murray, Catherine Bly Cox

South Mountain Books, 2004

Out of print for fifteen years, this is the classic account of how the United States got to the moon. It is a book for those who were part of Apollo and want to recapture the experience and for those of a new generation who want to know how it was done. It is an opinon shared by many Apollo veterans. Republished in 2004 with a new Foreword by the authors.
  
  











  



  
Walk in My Shoes: Conversations between a Civil Rights Legend and his Godson on the Journey Ahead

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

A top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young has been a witness to history and has made his own. During the cvil rights movement, he worked tirelessly as a strategist and negotiator during the campaigns that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, and was at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s side when he was assassinated. For years, in correspondence and conversation, he has been mentoring his godson, Kabir ...
  
  











  








   



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