Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World (Paperback)

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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?”

About the Author


Garth Sundem is a TED-Ed speaker and former contributor to the Science Channel. He blogs at GeekDad and PsychologyToday.com.

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…


“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

“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

“Fabulous! This book is exciting, inspirational, and best of all, completely true!”
— T.A. Barron, author of The Hero's Trail

 “[T]hese 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

“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(Review for previous title, The Doggy Dung Disaster & Other True Stories)

“This collection of tales about real kids doing amazing things is inspiring.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9781575423500
ISBN-10: 1575423502
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Real Kids, Real Stories