Running on Empty
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.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Learning disability; death of a grandparent; death of a grandfather; adults with learning disabilities
mother and father
Carnegie Medal, 2019, Long List, Children's Book
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2019, Long List, Ages (7-11)
running; middle school; caretaker; bills; track team; England; responsibility; help
Durrant, S. E., "Running on Empty" (2018). Diverse Families. 1683.