Run for Your Life by Marilyn Levy

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Based on the true story of a girls' track team that was started to provide an alternative to street life in one of the toughest housing projects in Oakland, California.
 

About Marilyn Levy

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Marilyn Levy is a former English teacher who also has a Masters degree in Psychology. Though she has continued working with teenagers in her private practice, she has become a prolific author. Several of her novels, including her last one, Run for Your Life, have been chosen for ALA Best Book awards. In 2001, a film script she wrote about the life of Alma Mahler was released by Paramount Classics. Marilyn Levy lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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having done most of its training offstage and after only one other tournament, the team flies to Pennsylvania (paid for by Kisha's mother, who signs over a paycheck) where the girls ace a national meet, Kisha sets a new US record, and a passing airport porter writes Darren a large check.

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Kisha, 13, and her younger brother are the third generation of their family to live in an Oakland, Calif., housing project.

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