Everyone in the neighborhood knows Allen is the fastest kid around. As soon as school lets out, he's racing through the park, past the library, and down the sidewalks. They call him A-Train because he's practically faster than the subway. ZOOM! But where is Allen off to every afternoon? "Got somewhere to be! Got somewhere to be!" he calls. Race through the city with A-Train and discover what finally gets him to slow down. An Own Voices, Own Stories Grand Prize winner.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111837), PDF (9781668918586), Hosted ebook (9781668918647)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
Kirkus Reviews - A-Train Allen
“Younge’s bouncy text makes dynamic use of color, font, and vocabulary (A-Train Allen “bolt[s],” “dash[es], and “skid[s]” on his way home) for a tale of vitality and verve…A sweet tale worth slowing down to read.”
Author: Lesley Younge
Lesley Younge is an author and teacher passionate about interdisciplinary education, experiential education, community engagement, mindfulness, and global competency. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and works in Washington, D.C.
Illustrator: Lonnie Ollivierre
Illustrator Lonnie Ollivierre paints the things that he sees in his everyday life, with his family and friends being the source of his work through which he hopes to inspire, educate, and uplift others. He was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, grew up in Brooklyn, and now lives in Atlanta.