Auma's Long Run
Auma's Long Run
Auma's Long Run
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.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Auma’s Long Run is about an African American girl named Auma who finds herself in the midst of an outbreak of a terrible disease. Auma is a runner. She loves running for her school and hopes to use her skills to one day earn a scholarship to high school so she can begin to study to become a doctor. This dream, unfortunately, is far-fetched. Not many women in Auma’s small African village are able to do anything besides marry and have kids. 

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