Crossing the Finish Line

Releasing Spring 25 from Union Square Kids

Suzy Capozzi and Emily Duffy at Union Square Kids have bought, at auction, world rights to Crossing the Finish Line by Thushanthi Ponweera, illustrated by Maithili Joshi, a picture book about the courage and perseverance of 1964 Sri Lankan Olympian Ranatunge Karunananda, and the ways in which we define success. Publication is slated for spring 2025; Jacqueline Lipton at the Tobias Literary Agency represented the author, and Chad W. Beckerman at the CAT Agency represented the illustrator.

Ranatunge Karunananda from Crossing the Finish Line, running the 10,000m race at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

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