Eleven-year-old Solomon dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. As Solomon follows his Grandfather through the city, he learns the strict old man is a war hero who once risked his life to save a friend and has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getting help is up to him. It’s a twenty-mile run to get help and grandfather’s life hangs in the balance. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big heart do it?
Elizabeth Laird The Fastest Boy in the World