We Are Girls Who Love To Run / Somos Chicas Y A Nosotras Nos Encanta Correr


This is a story told in first person. A young girl and her friends take turns talking about their love of running and the benefits it gives them: friendship, positive attitude, good health, success, and inner peace.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful illustrations and positive words show girls how exercise can have lots of benefits.

Content Awareness Factors:

Girls who already run will find this boring; girls who don't run are not likely to be enticed when they see the images of races and finish lines. It would have helped if the author had included "how to get started" information in the back.

Little Kid Reaction

I picked the book because I like running, but I didn't like it after I read it. I like exciting books and this wasn't exciting.

Parent Reaction

This wasn't what I expected. From the cover, it looked like the story of a group of girls who are runners. It isn't a story, but a series of affirmations about the benefits that come with running. The watercolor illustrations are nice and add give the visual of companionship that the text lacks.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual book that celebrates the joys of running.
Educational Themes:

The book emphasizes specific benefits that come from exercise and healthy choices. The theme in general is good for discussions about health and self-esteem; and the specific benefits would be good starter topics about the different ways to achieve those goals.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 9
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old girl. She participated in a youth ministry project at Effort Baptist Church helping our Use Your ABCs project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This can be a helpful book for talking about youth health.

Title We Are Girls Who Love to Run / Somos chicas y a nosotras nos encanta correr
Author Brianna K. Grant
Publisher Balanced Steps © 2008
Illustrators Nicholas A. Wright
ISBN 9780979851117
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Sports, Health & Wellness, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People
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