Who is the author of "Raymond's Run?"

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Toni Cade Bambara is the author of "Raymond's Run." Bambara was born in New York City in 1939. Her mother, Helen, taught Toni about African American art and literature through her encouragement. Bambara attended Queens College and worked at both Stephens College and Spelman College. 

"Raymond's Run" (1971) is a short story which tells of Squeaky, her running race, and her brother, Raymond. Squeaky, known for being a great runner, may be facing a true challenger in "this" year's May Day races. By the end of the race, Squeaky is no longer concerned with winning. Instead, Squeaky is far more concerned with her brother (who has just ran beside Squeaky for the race). He finally has something that he can be proud of.  


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