I Am Darn Tough
About the Author & Illustrator
Grit. Perseverance. The ability to keep going when the going is hard. Everyone wants these qualities, and one way that girls (and boys!) become stronger and more resilient is simply by realizing how strong and resilient they already are. Running provides a pathway to that realization, helping kids discover inner fortitude.
Refusing to quit, overcoming obstacles and self-doubt to finish a long run, the resolute narrator of I Am Darn Tough realizes that she is strong inside and out. This beautifully illustrated story can inspire any child, anytime, who wants to run toward greater confidence in herself.