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Lu


Series
Track

by
Jason Reynolds

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy
ISBN
9781481450249

Awards and Honors
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Fiction for Children
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Born with albinism, Lu has always stood out. He'd rather be known for his hurdling talent, though. Will a discovery about his father's past affect his ability to compete? The final volume in the Track series.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4: points 6

Lexile

570L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

12

JLG Release

Mar 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Track and field. Hurdles. Conduct of life. Family life. Pregnancy. Albinos and albinism. African Americans. Friendship.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine, Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews

Horn Book

It is an eventful summer for Lu, the co-captain of the Defenders track team, whose swagger is matched only by his speed. Not only does Lu discover that he is going to be a big brother but he is also preparing for the track championship and competing in a new event—the hurdles. As he soon learns, running hurdles is not just about getting over them, but also about how you perceive them. Lu comes to realize that everyone has hurdles—some are physical (Lu has albinism), some are emotional, some are created by others, and some are self-created. As preparations for the big meet continue, Lu learns a secret about his father that has the potential to upend their close relationship, and he also must face a nemesis from his past. Will Lu clear all his hurdles? In this fourth and final installment of the Track (Ghost, rev. 11/16; Patina, rev. 11/17; Sunny, rev. 7/18) series, Reynolds explores redemption and how the people we love and admire the most are not exempt from individual challenges; however, focusing on the bigger picture—family, community, teamwork—helps us to navigate and overcome what gets in our way. Reynolds takes great care in crafting multidimensional characters who face real dilemmas and demonstrate that our shortcomings do not ultimately define who we are. monique harris

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

It is an eventful summer for Lu, the co-captain of the Defenders track team, whose swagger is matched only by his speed. Not only does Lu discover that he is going to be a big brother but he is also preparing for the track championship and competing in a new event—the hurdles. As he soon learns, running hurdles is not just about getting over them, but also about how you perceive them. Lu comes to realize that everyone has hurdles—some are physical (Lu has albinism), some are emotional, some are created by others, and some are self-created. As preparations for the big meet continue, Lu learns a secret about his father that has the potential to upend their close relationship, and he also must face a nemesis from his past. Will Lu clear all his hurdles? In this fourth and final installment of the Track (Ghost, rev. 11/16; Patina, rev. 11/17; Sunny, rev. 7/18) series, Reynolds explores redemption and how the people we love and admire the most are not exempt from individual challenges; however, focusing on the bigger picture—family, community, teamwork—helps us to navigate and overcome what gets in our way. Reynolds takes great care in crafting multidimensional characters who face real dilemmas and demonstrate that our shortcomings do not ultimately define who we are. monique harris

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