Taking the Lead
by Karen Spafford-Fitz
Pub Date 03 Mar 2020
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Jonas is captain of his school track team. He runs to win, and his specialty is the 100m sprint. Mistakenly entered in the 400m at a meet, Jonas is angry that he's not guaranteed a win. When his team loses the relay race, Jonas unfairly turns on one of his teammates. Jonas's coach strips him of his captaincy and kicks him off the team. Soon he meets Darren, a vision– and mobility–impaired teen who wants to run a 5k race. Jonas agrees to help Darren train. Through working with Darren, Jonas learns a new appreciation for his sport and what it really means to be a winner.