Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World (Paperback)

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A follow-up to the popular Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change, this inspiring sequel spans the globe again with true accounts of ordinary kids showing extraordinary character.
Thirty short inspirational stories are divided into six character traits (courage, creativity, kindness, persistence, resilience, and responsibility), and feature kids facing adversity from bullying in an American middle school to surviving persecution in the war-torn streets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Readers will see how every choice they make is a chance to build character and show the world who they really are.
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About the Author

Garth Sundem is a TED-Ed speaker and former contributor to the Science Channel. He blogs at GeekDad and He has been published in Scientific American, Huffington Post Science, Fast Company, Men’s Health, Esquire, The New York Times, Congressional Quarterly, and Publishers Weekly. Garth grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, two kids, and a pack of Labradors.

Praise For…

“These amazing tales of brave heroes and heroines are inspirational and highly recommended for children’s library collections as well as personal reading lists.”—Midwest Book Review

“This collection of 30 stories shows how being brave and making a difference is something anyone can achieve.”—Skipping Stones Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631980268
ISBN-10: 1631980262
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 168
Language: English