This book is one of my favorites. It is a collection of 101 stories about changes, choices and growing up that are written by kids from the ages of 9-13. The stories in the book are divided into eleven different categories. A touching story that I liked, called "The Last Runner," is in the "Overcoming Obstacles" category. It's about a crippled man who ran in a marathon. The amazing thing is that he kept running even after all the other runners finished ahead of him. I was inspired by his persistence, because he kept running even though it was hard for him.
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