Annie loves to run. Barefoot
and free. There is nothing better. Her friend Max has joined
the track team and wants Annie to join as well. Annie has no interest
in joining but just can't make people understand. At home, Annie
is dealing with her mother's pregnancy and her grandfather's failing memory.
But she takes it all in stride and good humor. Things come into prespective
when she hears the thump thump thump of her feet running.
Annie loves to run just for the fun of it. Heartbeat shows us Annie’s changing
life as if we are running with her. Running with her friend Max is not
always what it used to be. Her grandfather is becoming forgetful. Her mother
is having a baby. Through poetry, we see the rhythm of her daily existence:
going to school, drawing apples for art class and adjusting to these shifts
in her life. Black-eyed
Susan Award nominee 2005-2006