"Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more. Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong's incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless. "
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by Walter Dean Myers
by Brandon Robshaw
by John Hamm
by Myron Uhlberg
"The story of a former Lost Boy of Sudan is really a journey, one that takes Lopez Lomong from his life as a 6-year-old boy in a refugee camp to a whole new world as a teen in the United States. How he gets to America is an amazing story, but even more amazing are the new wonders and possibilities of his new life here. Brandon Hirsch's narration focuses on all the emotions of the loquacious Lopez--especially fear, incredulity, and pride. As Lopez--an exceptional athlete and a devout Catholic--writes of his struggles and accomplishments, Hirsch's narration is always right there with him. As a team, they're like two runners on an even pace around a track, never breaking stride and waiting for that final kick. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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