Running on Empty

Title

Running on Empty

Authors

S. E. Durrant

Publisher

Holiday House

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780823438402

Pages

200 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After his grandfather dies, eleven-year-old JJ, a talented runner, assumes new responsibilities including taking care of his intellectually-challenged parents and figuring out how bills get paid.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Learning disability; death of a grandparent; death of a grandfather; adults with learning disabilities

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Carnegie Medal, 2019, Long List, Children's Book
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2019, Long List, Ages (7-11)

Keywords

running; middle school; caretaker; bills; track team; England; responsibility; help

Diversity Impact

direct

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