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 enviroEleven-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?”...
|Title||:||Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World Reviews
It's amazing what these people have been through. Or what they had been people before they passed on. I Would recommend this book to everyone because we should be grateful for our lives and how we haven't gone through things like this.
This book is a collection of coming of age stories with kids and teenagers around the world have overcome obstacles or injury, age and race to be where they are today. I would use this as a supplement to a civics unit or even for a advisory reading. I could also see these stories as read alouds as inspiration for students.
Great stories for kids to read about other kids that have helped to change the world, whilethey are going through their own struggles as well! It shows the power of resilience and strength that we all posess!
This is one of the most energizing books I have read in awhile. Why? It provides thirty examples of young people from sixteen countries, I mean really young, one starting at age five, who have had a very positive impact on their country and in many cases the world, through their efforts.There are multiple reasons why this book is impressive in its message and how it is structured. First the message. These stories are real, and every one of them involved kids identifying something that they felt was wrong and then doing something successful about it. Not one of the examples was easy. This was not kids going to their parents and their parents taking over. In many cases their parents were an obstacle. It was kids doing something that many said could not be done.Now the structure. It is organized by the nature of the projects described in each chapter. The five chapters are Kids Saving the Environment, Kids Standing Up for Themselves, Kids Helping Others, Kids Overcoming Challenges, Kids Using Talents and Creativity. The stories are short and very easy to read, with pictures and graphics that help the story move ahead. There are Fast Fact boxes that provide information about the country where the action is occurring, or the kid taking action, or the success of the initiative. There are also Get Inspired postcard images in most chapters that provide information about how the reader can get involved in efforts that promote the particular initiative that has been described in the chapter.The Bibliography at the end of the book provides additional information about articles, books and other resources related to each chapter. Finally, the publisher Free Spirit needs a shout out. They have published other books about kids doing amazing things including Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the WorldBottom Line - this is an inspiring and at the same time very informative book for anybody interested in identifying ways to improve our world and the resources that support that goal.
This book is supposed to help kids relate to "heroes" closer to their own age. However, the book lacks photos and examples to go with each person's story. Each person's story in the book should have a photo of the person at or around the time that the main part of the action occurred. Further, with the stories involving art work, a comic strip, etc., there should be a picture of that as well.
Things that these people have done are truly amazing. However I can honestly say that it lacked pictures, more information, and it failed to keep me interested. This book was okay on the scale that it taught me about what other kids my age are doing but it also made me quite sad that people would just randomly die and there wasn't a soft closure into it. "He liked going to Starbucks, listening it movie soundtracks, and then he died in 2002"
Pretty good, wished it had a coupe more stories.