Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
Courageous Actions Around the World
Trim Size 5.25" x 7.5"
Page Count 176
Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan raised $800,000 to drill water wells in Africa. And twelve-year-old Haruka invented a new environmentally friendly way to scoop dog poop.
With the right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?”
Praise for Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
“Should be in all libraries!”—Noelle D., army wife and mommy blogger, Jumpin Beans blog
“Reviewer’s Choice.”—Midwest Book Review
“These true stories of children making significant change in their communities and countries will convince your students that one person can make a difference. The short chapters, which make excellent read alouds, tell of an eight-year-old who walked hundreds of miles to protest rain forest destruction in Mexico, a child with cancer who petitioned to stop the use of pesticides in Canada, and a young Taiwanese girl who fought for workers’ rights.”—Curriculum Connections
“Sit back and enjoy these 30 incredible human interest stories all about children who have faced extraordinary odds and accomplished near miracles.”—Skipping Stones Magazine
“Fabulous! This book is exciting, inspirational, and best of all, completely true!”—T.A. Barron, author of The Hero’s Trail
“A one-of-a-kind book that uses real-life examples to teach young people everywhere that they can make a positive difference.”—Midwest Book Review
“A treasure chest, rich with hope, heavily laden with motivating stories.”—Warren McLaren, Treehugger.com
“This collection of tales about real kids doing amazing things is inspiring.”—Washington Post
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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges
Inspiring true stories of kids from around the world of kids who have overcome obstacles to create success for themselves.
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character
Inspiring true stories from around the world of kids modeling courage, perseverance, and kindness in their communities
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Jan. 20, 2016
These stories are wonderful to read in those spare minutes at the end of a class or spend a bit longer and discuss the issues. I am always amazed by the insights the kids offer.