Lewis Tewanima: Born to Run - Shumakolowa Native Arts

Lewis Tewanima: Born to Run

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Join as author Sharon K. Solomon narrates the journey of a Native American runner as he runs his way to the Olympics. Hopi Pueblo runner, Lewis Tewanima was forced from his village into a government boarding school, where he was prohibited from practicing his native language and traditions. He found that running was a way to bridge the gap between his Indian heritage and American culture, and his talent led him to the 1912 Olympics and a silver medal. Young readers will be inspired by this biography. To honor his life, a race is held in Second Mesa, Arizona, every Labor Day.

  • Author: Sharon K. Solomon
  • Hardcover 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (February 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1455619418
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches

About the Artist

Sharon K. Solomon spent 35 years working as an elementary reading specialist in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, before migrating south and retiring in Lansdowne, VA. Solomon began writing children’s books in her final years as an educator, and has continued writing a variety of children’s genres including plays, picture books, early chapter books, and middle grade fiction and historical fiction. She gets her ideas from her grandchildren and from her travel and everyday experiences. Solomon is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is also a member of a local writing critique group in Lansdowne, VA where she resides. She received her BA in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University, and she received her MA in education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. When she is not writing, she enjoys volunteering at the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg, VA, and tutoring for Spanish speaking adults.

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