Cat Running
1989 Delacorte

Deep in the Depression, Cat (Catherine), who is used to winning every race, resents the arrival of an "Oakie " boy who is skinny and barefooted-and who perhaps, can run faster than she. A race transpires in which the result may mean life or death.

Named Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild selection
Book of the Month Club selection, February, 1995
Recorded Books Audio CD 1995
Starred reviews in School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus
School Library Journal's Best Books of 1994 list
New York Public Library's Best Books of 1994 list
Nominee for San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Award
Winner of California Library Associations' Beatty Award (Best Book of 1994 with a California setting)
Child Study Children's Book Committee selection as 1994 Book of the Year for Children--starred for outstanding merit
Foreign edition--Italian 1996
On 1996-97 master reading lists for various state young reader awards in Kansas, Virgina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia and Vermont
Included in the California Readers' Society's "California Collection" list for 1998

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