"A strong, intelligent protagonist who questions and refuses to give in to what is normally accepted. . . . Honestly told, Auma's tale humanizes and contextualizes the AIDS experience in Kenya without sensationalizing it."
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
PRAISE FOR AUMA'S LONG RUN
"A hard-hitting story of a resilient and intelligent girl who bravely confronts a devastating health crisis."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"In this gut-wrenching look at the AIDS epidemic in Kenya in the ’90s, Odhiambo flawlessly weaves Kenyan tradition and culture with appropriate preteen problems . . . . A detailed fictionalized portrayal of the effects of a very real disease, this novel would be an excellent asset to classrooms everywhere."