The inspiring true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.
Simran Jeet Singh loves sports and signed up for his first marathon after being inspired by Fauja Singh-and like Fauja, he hasn't stopped running since. Simran is an activist, writer, and scholar who believes deeply in the divine goodness of all people. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and now lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
PRAISE FOR FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING
An NPR Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020
A Chicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Younger Readers of 2020
A 2021 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List pick
A University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Best Book for Young Readers 2020 International Literacy Association Notable Book for a Global Society 2021 Uplifting. --Publishers Weekly, starred review
[An] engaging picture book... with an inspirational message and strong cultural content. --School Library Journal
A powerful and utterly unique biography about a modern hero of great character and perseverance through disability, adversity, bigotry, and personal loss. --Booklist
An inspirational story about persevering in the face of hardship. -Kirkus Reviews