By Toni Bambara created By ¿¿Ârrøñ §þ£ärš¿¿

About the story.

Raymond's run is a story about hazel, known as squeky, a young black girl who is the fastest thing on two feet, looking forward to a race which she has been practicing for. She is determined to maintain he reputation by winning the fifty-yard dash.We meet Hazel walking down a street in Harlem with her older, but mentally younger brother, Raymond. While she guards her mentally challenged brother from dashing into the tracffic or soaking himself in the gutters. Her rivals throughout the story are Gretchen and Cynthia, who are both bound to race to their goal by winning the race.