Raymond's Run

By: Toni Bambara Created by: Izzy Veloz

Plot and Theme

The fast track runner, Squeaky, as they call her, has a mentally challenged brother named Raymond. Throughout the story she hits a turning point in their relationship while she tries to achieve winning the race against her opponent Gretchen. As the story goes on the it shows how she takes care of her brother and competes against Gretchen for first place in the race and that at the end she thinks twice about being Gretchen's friend. When squeaky finishes the race her brother comes running out to go see her and she then thinks he should start running with her to and that she's more proud of him then ever.