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Toni Cade Bambara
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Raymond's Run

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.

We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has

Published (first published 1990)
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A touching story that touches on good sportsmanship and how it relates to winning & losing and what really is winning?
Squeaky is a great runner who can focus and train regardless of who teases her. She’s confident in herself… but she starts to think about her friend, non-friends and her older handicapped brother one day as she trains for an upcoming local race and realizes a few things about life.
I read this in my school Lit text book. But you know what? I love it. I love Squeaky (or HAZEL Elizabeth Deborah Parker) I love Raymond and Gretchen and all the other different personalities. I love love love it!! I'm even thinking to write this as a fan-fiction, but in Gretchen's POV or a short epilogue or something. XD
Raymond's Run is a really fantastic story. The author, Toni Cade Bambara is a great author who was trying to entertain the reader, and teach him/her at the same time.
I really liked the story a lot, but the author mentioned much more details and events. Till I was like dreaming to finish the story as soon as possible!!!
Dec 26, 2009 David added it
i learn from this book that is doesn't matter if some one has a problem is better to help like squeaky did she help her bother raymond he was mentally ill and at the end he become a awesome runner.
My 6th grade Junior Great Books group gave it 3 stars!
Inspiring story about a sister and a brother.
I learned that you shouldn't give up.
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Toni Cade Bambara, born Miltona Mirkin Cade (March 25, 1939 – December 9, 1995) was an African-American author, documentary film-maker, social activist and college professor.

Toni Cade Bambara was born in New York City to parents Walter and Helen (Henderson) Cade. She grew up in Harlem, Bedford Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), Queens and New Jersey. In 1970 she changed her name to include the name of a West
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