This book is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn't give up, and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.
Experience Charlie's fun adventures growing up. Whether it is running up mountains, exploring caves or even learning to fly, Charlie perseveres. His positive attitude and determination help him accomplish many of his goals. Ultimately leading to him becoming a Navy SEAL.
Krista Keating-Joseph is a Gold Star Mom and a track and field coach. Big-hearted Charlie is a story about her son, Charles Keating IV, who grew up to become a competitive runner in college, and later, a heroic Navy SEAL.
Phyllis Holmes is Charlie's Grandmother. She is an award winning artist from Phoenix, Arizona.
February 26th 1985 - May 3rd 2016
Big Hearted Charlie Runs the Mile recently won the 2017 RPLA in October (1st place for best childrens picture book)
Read more about the real life Charlie and why the author wrote these books.
Listen to the author's podcast regarding Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV
Watch the Fox & Friend's piece about the book.
Here's the reason behind the author wrote a second book with Charlie's real life quotes included.
Part of the Proceeds to Benefit:
K9s for Warriors and The Navy SEAL Foundation