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Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon

Written by Simran Jeet Singh & illustrated by Baljinder Kaur
Published by Kokila
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The inspiring 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 inspiring 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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Who Wrote Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon

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Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh loves sports and signed up for his first marathon after being inspired by Fauja Singh – and like Fauja, he hasn’t stopped running since. Simran is an activist, writer, and scholar who believes deeply in the divine goodness of all people. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and now lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

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Who Illustrated Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon

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Baljinder Kaur

Baljinder Kaur is an illustrator and storyteller. She enjoys observing, exploring, and expressing the simple joys and often seemingly ordinary details of life around her through mixed media. FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING is her first trade picture book. Learn more about her work at www.baljinderkaur.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780525555094
Publication Date:
August 25, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0525555099

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