Race with Me!
Andre De Grasse, Robert Budd, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
Lace up your shoes and get ready for race day with Canada's 2019 Athlete of the Year, Andre De Grasse!
Find out what it was like for him as an underdog, and how he motivates himself to face every challenge, in this inspiring celebration of sport.
Filled with full-colour photos and illustrations, this book covers themes of reflection, mindfulness and gratitude sure to motivate all kinds of readers. (From Scholastic)
Race with Me! is a finalist for the 2022 Silver Birch Express Award, which celebrates fiction books for readers in Grades 3-4.
Andre De Grasse is a Canadian sprinter and three-time Olympic medallist, winning one silver and two bronze medals at the Rio 2016 games. He will compete in Tokyo this July.
Robert Budd is a bestselling children's writer based in Victoria. He's a frequent collaborator of the artist Roy Henry Vickers. Their books include Raven Brings the Light, Cloudwalker and Orca Chief.
Joseph Osei Bonsu is an illustrator and animator from Mississauga, Ont.
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From the book
Everyone gets nervous butterflies. I don't let that feeling stop me.
I love the feeling of being proud of myself. I can only feel it by trying my best.
My butterflies just mean I am excited to run.
From Race with Me! by Andre De Grasse, Robert Budd and Joseph Osei Bonsu ©2021. Published by Scholastic Canada.