Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change Item: 423500
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
Courageous Actions Around the World
by Garth Sundem
Inspire kids and teens to personal, community, and social action with this book of thirty true stories of young people overcoming adversity to achieve great things and make a difference around the world. Compelling, funny, inspiring, and poignant, the book features kids and teens who used their heads, their hearts, their character, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do amazing things. You’ll find examples of kids volunteering, kids making a difference, and young people initiating community and social action to change their world.
What makes these kids so special?
Eleven-year-old Tilly saved the lives of 100 people in Thailand because she knew the warning signs of a tsunami. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—and the cancer they caused in his body. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Six-year-old Ryan raised over $1 million to drill water wells in Africa. And thirteen-year-old Bethany, a competitive surfer, lost her left arm (and almost her life) to a shark, but got back on her surfboard.
As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the globe, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?” Teachers, use this engaging resource for service learning, character education, and social studies.
Paperback, 176 pages