Eucabeth Odhiambo will be at The Ivy on Thursday promoting Auma’s Long Run. Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she’s a track star with big dreams. When she wins a track scholarship that will allow her to attend high school, and maybe even become a doctor, new possibilities beckon. But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village and, when her father becomes ill, Auma’s family needs her help at home. Ages 10-13. Eucabeth Odhiambo is a professor of Teacher Education at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. As a classroom teacher, she has taught all grades between kindergarten and middle school. This is her first novel.