"Raymond's Run"

By Toni Cade Bambara


A girl that likes to run is always trying hard to achieve her goals while keeping her brother (Raymond) from getting picked on. Then while she is running a race she sees her brother running and keeping up with her while she is racing. Also she thinks he will be a great runner too.

The problem

The problem was that she had to protect her brother while she was trying to get ready for the race. Also that the other girls had kept picking on her.


One inference I made was that she was really tough and did not like bullies. She also loved her brother.


The theme of this story is never give up and stick to your goal. Also never let anyone bully someone else. So no matter what your circumstance is never stop going after your dreams. Also no matter who it is never ever let someone bully someone else.

Thomas Bittel