Auma's Long Run #2020

Auma's Long Run By Eucabeth A. Odhiambo Auma s Long Run Auma has been running all her life In her small Kenyan village she s a track star with big dreams A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor someday But
  • Title: Auma's Long Run
  • Author: Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
  • ISBN: 9781512427844
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Auma's Long Run By Eucabeth A. Odhiambo Auma has been running all her life In her small Kenyan village, she s a track star with big dreams A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor someday But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village, and when her father becomes ill, Auma s family needs her help at home.Soon people are getting sick evenAuma has been running all her life In her small Kenyan village, she s a track star with big dreams A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor someday But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village, and when her father becomes ill, Auma s family needs her help at home.Soon people are getting sick even dying and no one seems to know why Now Auma faces a choice She can either quit school and go to work to support her struggling familyor leave her loved ones behind to pursue her own future Auma knows her family is depending on her But leaving might be the only way to find the answers to her questions about this new disease.
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    About "Eucabeth A. Odhiambo"

    1. Eucabeth A. Odhiambo

      Dr Eucabeth Odhiambo is a member of the Department of Teacher Education faculty at Shippensburg University She has served the education community in a variety of positions during the past 25 years As a classroom teacher she worked with K, and 2nd 8th grades She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Early Childhood and Curriculum and Instruction programs She currently teaches child development and social studies methods She is also involved in student teacher supervision She has made numerous professional presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences She has authored publications on teaching, pre service training and diversity.

    296 thoughts on “Auma's Long Run”

    1. This was a wonderful, wonderful read I read it in two settings not because it was short but because it was just so good The protagonist has to endure the loss of both parents but yet is determined not to take the easy road out in order to find a better life for herself I love the message that getting a good education is the answer.


    2. What you don t know could kill you In Auma s village, nobody knows what to do to avoid getting the mysterious illness that is killing their friends and neighbors Auma is still in school, and she s busy studying, helping her family at home, and participating in the school track team But soon, the mysterious illness forcibly disrupts all of that.I was expecting this to be about the running With that cover and title, and the first sentence of most summaries I read, I was hoping this would appeal t [...]


    3. Set in a 1980s Kenyan Luo village during the HIV AIDS epidemic, Auma s Long Run is a piercingly honest account of the struggles, pain, hardships, deaths, famine, and challenges faced by a determined young girl and her community with grace and fortitude Debut author Eucabeth A Odhiambo, who grew up in a Luo village, beautifully brings out the complicated ways thirteen year old Auma, her family, and neighbors cope with the scourge Lack of resources, traditional practices, personalities, and make [...]



    4. This book for middle grade kids was simply incredible It sucks you straight into the life of 13 year old Auma, a Kenyan girl living in a small Luo village in the 1980s She has big dreams and an even bigger heart, but the looming menace of AIDS wrecks havoc on her life Auma s fortitude and perseverance are beautiful and inspirational Highly recommended.


    5. E ARC from NetgalleyAuma has a very fortunate life in her Kenyan village Her father works in Nairobi, but comes home from time to time, bringing presents and encouraging Auma in her dream to be a doctor Because he earns a good income, she is able to afford to go to school When he comes home this time, however, he stays for longer, and is suffering from an undisclosed illness Is it malaria Many people have been dying in Auma s village, which makes her want to pursue medical studies even , especia [...]


    6. It s good and even effective, by which I mean though I think someone could find things to criticize in this if they were so inclined, I don t think they matter so much as far as the book s impact goes.


    7. It was only now I realized that women wailed on account of everything they never had the chance to say All of the questions they never asked All the times we never really talked about the things that mattered most It was the one time that women could be angry Be loud Yell Purge the soul And no one thought less of them Everyone expected it Reading Auma s Long Run by Eucabeth A Odhiambo was a window into a time and place about which I didn t know much Auma is the twelve year old oldest daughter w [...]


    8. An incredible read A book that I will buy, recommend, and share In 1980 s Kenya, 13 year old Auma wants answers Why is her father not returning to his job in the city What is causing this mysterious illness that people in the village call Slim Why is her mother silent and withdrawn after taking Auma s father to the doctor The one place where Auma can get answers is school, a place where the teachers are strict students get hit with a cane in the back of the legs if they are late, no excuses is t [...]


    9. Heart wrenching, tear jerking, emotionally captivating book I felt for Auma, I cried with Auma, and I rooted for Auma, hoping beyond hope that she could overcome unbeatable, unbearable obstacles and not only survive, but thrive Auma s story gives paints a painfully vivid picture of and gives us insight into the AIDS devastation that in the 1980s swept not only Auma s Kenyan village, but Africa and the world Particularly frustrating are all the misconceptions and misinformation surrounding the ep [...]


    10. The author, Eucabeth A Odhiambo grew up in Kenya in the 80 s and 90 s and knows the culture first hand She states culture varies village to village, but this book is a good representation of life in parts of Africa The story points out how and not in your face manner, much we have and how little we must do to have the basics needs for life To them a rare luxury is a piece of fish, soap, or a a sweet treat called nuguru Nuguru is caramel flavoured unrefined sugar made from the juices of crushed s [...]


    11. Although it is certainly true that education is a reliable avenue out of poverty, it also comes at a heavy price and requires great resilience as this novel by a new author shows Auma lives in a small Luo village in Kenya with her parents and her siblings Since it is the 1980s AIDS and HIV are just starting to make their effects felt She is an excellent runner and studies hard, dreaming that her athletic talent and her academic performance might earn her a scholarship to secondary school, which [...]


    12. Notes on the first 32 pages Why I put it downI was pumped for this book Kenya and AIDS are topics I ve never seen in a kids book Reviews were positive, and the author is a professional educator Yet, I found myself reluctant to pick it back up after each chapter and giving out a deep sigh each time I began a new one What went wrong There is nothing wrong with the writing on a technical level The setting is described in an accessible way Characters are three dimensional, their traits are revealed [...]


    13. Haunting but inspirational, AUMA S LONG RUN reminds readers that the world is bigger than what we can see, and that challenges are profoundly different throughout the world.Thanks to the publisher for the signed galley of this title provided through a giveaway Set in 1980 s Kenya during the HIV AIDS epidemic, Odhiambo draws on her own experiences living in a village such as Auma s to highlight the way that the disease completely ravaged the country, and still continues to do so This is a vitally [...]


    14. Thanks to NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review Auma s Long Run tells the story of a young Kenyan girl, Auma growing up in the village of Koromo in the 1980s, just as the HIV AIDS epidemic is beginning to take hold Auma is the eldest of four children and she must balance her duties to her family, with her desire to get a track scholarship to high school and go on to become a doctor The novel is told from Auma s perspective and deals with th [...]


    15. All the respect to Eucabeth Odhiambo, a teacher of teachers, for writing this powerful book for young readers about a monumentally serious subject the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and its effects on a generation of orphans As seen through the eyes of frightened yet capable 13 year old Auma, who lives in a small village in Kenya, where she and her best friend Abeth attend KaPeter Primary School I loved how Auma s parents spoke to her in ways that made her feel loved and special, but also motivated he [...]


    16. The adults of Auma s Kenyan village are dying and no one understands why Our homes smell like death Our village will soon be filled with only children Auma, who dreams of becoming a doctor, is frightened and confused, and when her own parents grow ill, her determination to save her people knows no bounds The complex life of a girl in a contemporary Kenyan village is made vivid and compelling the joys of friends and family alongside the burdens of poverty, the obstacles to education, and the cons [...]


    17. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC of this book for review.This was a very good debut story, clearly written by someone who knows what she s writing about as the author note states, she was in Kenya in the 80 s during the start of the AIDS epidemic It s not an easy read heartbreaking at times, but also hopeful The characters are well written The culture in Africa during this time period really came to life Quite a lot to discuss if read by kids everyone had to pay to go t [...]


    18. A heart breaking account of the recent Pandemic sweeping Africa and the world in the 1980s Uncompromising in its devastation However the expository narrative keeps the reader removed from the emotion Amua never seems like she is immersed in her world The first person narrative self consciously tells the reader about village life of Komoro in pedantic explanations, rather than showing us through deft descriptions.



    19. I didn t expect to read this book so quickly, but I gulped it down in one super fast read I was completely engrossed by Auma s story and how completely different her life is from mine Odhiambo tackles some tough subjects AIDS, attempted rape, death, and overwhelming poverty Surprisingly though, I found this book inspirational rather than depressing The descriptions of everyday life in rural Kenya were fascinating watching Auma and her family s struggle with their newfound belief in Christ versus [...]


    20. Auma lives in a remote village in Kenya She loves to run and is hoping to get a track scholarship so that she can attend secondary school Her dream is to become a doctor someday However, when her dad gets really sick and many people in her village start dying, her dream seems to become less and less of a possibility.Although set at the onset of the AIDS crisis, this still feels very contemporary The author lived in Kenya at the time, so details are accurate and reliable While it is overall a sto [...]


    21. From the beginning this book does a wonderful job of imagery, which will be jarringly unfamiliar for American children At the beginning of the book, Auma lives relatively happily in her family compound although she is beaten by a teacher for not finishing a race fast enough amidst the unexplained deaths happening in her village Auma isn t like most other girls in her village where the school has no electricity She wants to become a doctor, which will require her to leave the area and earn a scho [...]


    22. I highly recommend Auma s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo Beautiful historical fiction about resilience, family, loss, racing after your dreams I am looking forward to sharing this story set in Kenya during the AIDS epidemic with my students throughout the school year and discussing it with colleagues at our staff book club in March


    23. I reviewed this for SLJ and gave it a star Auma s story is compelling and the book does a good job showing what the beginning of the AIDS epidemic was like when it was known as slim in Kenya and mysteriously killing villagers Realistic historical fiction recommended for grades 6 and up.


    24. Amazing story of resilience Set in Kenya in the 1980s at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, a young girl is torn between family obligations, cultural norms, and her dreams of becoming a doctor.


    25. Check out my book blog for book reviews and other bookish posts I received an ARC of Auma s Long Run through NetGalley I chose to request this book because I was looking for some diverse middle grade fiction and the blurb caught my interest.This book is ownvoices for Kenyan representation.__Wow This book is really heavy, it doesn t try to make the situation around AIDS seem better than it was The story takes place around the time in which AIDS started to spread in Kenya.The women and men are tr [...]


    26. Auma s Long Run is about an African American girl named Auma who finds herself in the midst of an outbreak of a terrible disease Auma is a runner She loves running for her school and hopes to use her skills to one day earn a scholarship to high school so she can begin to study to become a doctor This dream, unfortunately, is far fetched Not many women in Auma s small African village are able to do anything besides marry and have kids When a strange new sickness begins to break out all over Auma [...]


    27. This novel is targeted at young adults and middle grade readers, however it will also appeal to adults It is author Eucabeth Odhiambo s debut novel and was released less than two months ago It tells the tale of 12 year old Auma who lives with her family in a small village in Kenya It is set in the 1980s when AIDS was first rearing its ugly head in Africa and when very little information was known about the disease People are dying every week in Auma s small village and noone really knows why The [...]


    28. I found Auma s Long Run to be both heartbreaking and moving It was a pretty easy read in the sense that it went quickly, but it a difficult one in the topics that it covers.Auma lives in a village in Kenya, a place where girls are expected to marry, stay in the village, and have babies But Auma wants out of life she wants to go to college and become a doctor, and it seems that her natural running ability means a track scholarship is in her future Unfortunately, AIDS hits her community and it se [...]


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