Daughter of the Light-Footed People: The Story of Indigenous Marathon Champion Lorena Ramírez

Belen Medina (Author) Natalia Rojas Castro (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

Meet Lorena Ramírez, an Indigenous Rarámuri athlete from Mexico who is internationally known for winning ultramarathons in her traditional skirts and rubber sandals, in this nonfiction picture book.

From the copper canyons of Mexico, her swift footsteps echo. Clip clap, clip clap.

Experience a sixty-mile run with Indigenous athlete Lorena Ramírez. She runs in the traditional clothes of the Rarámuri, “the light-footed people,” to show that her people and their way of life are alive and thriving—outpacing runners in modern, high-tech gear and capturing the world’s attention. Lorena’s career as an athlete is an inspiring real-life example of the power of perseverance that will encourage young readers to follow their own dreams.

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SKU 142779
ISBN 9781665931427
Language English
Page Count 40
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Natalia Rojas Castro
Primary Contributor Belen Medina
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers