Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story Of The Oldest Person To Ever Run A Marathon

ISBN-10: 0525555099
ISBN-13: 9780525555094
Author: Singh, Simran Jeet
Illustrated by: Kaur, Baljinder
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: August 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 48

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Lexile: AD730L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Track & Field

Description
The true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community. Every step forward is a victory. Fauja Singh was born determined. He was also born with legs that wouldn't allow him to play cricket with his friends or carry him to school miles from his village in Punjab. But that didn't stop him. Working on his family's farm, Fauja grew stronger to meet his own full potential. He never stopped striving. At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind, and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon. He went on to break records all around the world and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race. With exuberant text by Simran Jeet Singh and exhilarating illustrations by Baljinder Kaur, the true story of Fauja Singh reminds us that it's both where we start and how we finish that make our journeys unforgettable.
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