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About the Navy SEAL Kid's Book

 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. 

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 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. 

Biographies

About the Author

 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. 

About the Illustrator

 Phyllis Holmes is Charlie's Grandmother. She is an award winning artist from Phoenix, Arizona. 

Big Hearted Charlie

Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV

February 26th 1985 - May 3rd 2016 

In the Press

Royal Palms Literary Award Winner

Big Hearted Charlie Wins the Race recently won the 2017 RPLA in October (1st place in Fiction for Youth). 

The Coronado Times

Read more about the real life Charlie and why the author wrote these books.

KZIM KSIM Podcast

Listen to the author's podcast regarding Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV 

Fox News

Watch the Fox & Friend's piece about the book.

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Big Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile

Part of the Proceeds to Benefit:

K9S for Warriors and The Navy SEAL Foundation