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Children's Nonfiction Sports & Recreation

Race with Me!

by (author) Andre De Grasse & Robert Budd

illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jul 2021
Sports & Recreation, Track & Field, Fitness & Exercise
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4


A celebration of sport and Andre De Grasse’s positive, winning attitude


Everyone gets nervous butterflies. I don’t let that feeling stop me.

I love the feeling of being proud of myself. I can only feel it by trying my best.

My butterflies just mean I am excited to run.

Lace up your shoes and get ready for race day with Canada’s 2019 Athlete of the Year, Andre De Grasse!

Find out what it was like for him as an underdog, and how he motivates himself to face every challenge, in this inspiring celebration of sport.

Filled with full-colour photos and illustrations, this book covers themes of reflection, mindfulness and gratitude sure to motivate all kinds of readers.

About the authors


ANDRE DE GRASSE est entré dans l’histoire en 2016 aux Jeux olympiques de Rio en devenant le premier athlète canadien à gagner une médaille olympique dans trois épreuves de sprint. C’est le seul sprinteur canadien à avoir gagné trois médailles lors d’une même édition des Jeux olympiques. Il vit à Jacksonville, en Floride.


ANDRE DE GRASSE made history at Rio 2016 when he became the first Canadian athlete to win Olympic medals in all three sprint events. Andre is the first Canadian sprinter to win three medals in a single Olympics. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.


Andre De Grasse's profile page


ROBERT « LUCKY » BUDD est un auteur canadien, spécialiste de l’histoire orale et animateur de radio. Il est connu pour ses récits sur les pionniers de la Colombie-Britannique ainsi que pour ses collaborations avec l’artiste Roy Henry Vickers.


ROBERT BUDD is an author, oral historian, and radio host who has written more than a dozen books for children and adults, many of them in collaboration with renowned artist Roy Henry Vickers. When he is not writing he can often be found playing baseball or hockey, coaching kids, or playing his guitar. He lives in Victoria, B.C. with his family and rescue dog.

Robert Budd's profile page


Né à North York, en Ontario, JOSEPH OSEI BONSU a toujours été fasciné par les arts visuels. Diplômé de Seneca College et de Sheridan College, Joseph a collaboré avec de multiples compagnies, dont CBC, CIBC, TD Canada Trust et la ville de Toronto. Il est aussi le cofondateur de Heroes of the World, une marque inspirée des bandes dessinées qui propose des héros et des méchants représentant différents pays autour du monde. Joseph habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


JOSEPH OSEI BONSU's work is inspired by the comic books and animated shows that he grew up watching. He studied art and animation at Seneca College and is co-founder of Heroes of the World, a comic-inspired brand that features heroes and villains that represent different countries around the world. Joseph lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

Joseph Osei Bonsu's profile page


  • Nominated, OLA Silver Birch Award Express Award, Non-fiction
  • Nominated, OLA Silver Birch Express Award
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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