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Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference

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Biographies of ten children from around the world who opened up their hearts and minds to the injustices of the world and took action, changing their world for the better. In addition to the ten main profiles, sidebars feature many more children. Included is eleven-year-old Andrew Adansi-Bonnah from Ghana, who raised thousands of dollars for refugee children in Somalia ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Second Story Press
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Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
If you want a good children’s book that is guaranteed to impact the reader in a “There are good people in this world” way or to teach kids a lesson in a subtle yet simple way, you can count on Second Story Press to deliver. I’ve previously read and reviewed Because I Am A Girl, Reptile Flu, Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red, and Never Give Up that were all put out by Second Story Press and I’ve not found a single one that I did not think highly of. They have a wonderful collection of writers, ...more
Barbara
Profiling ten youngsters from across the globe who are making a difference in the world, this book is simply inspiring. Not only may it prompt others to do their share to change things that need to be changed or right some wrongs, but it also may remind many children to be grateful for what they have. Some of the projects involved funding salaries for teachers for girls, working for a Children's Peace Forest, raising money for soccer equipment, uniforms, and fields, aiding the homeless, and ...more
Jo
Dec 08, 2015 Jo rated it it was amazing
What an inspirational book!

I went online halfway through reading my digital ARC from Netgalley and bought a hardback copy for my 11 year old son. He is a sensitive boy with a compassionate nature and frequently talks about changing the things he considers are wrong with the world. I wanted him to see that if he wanted it enough, he too could make a difference, and what better way to inspire him than with 'Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making A Difference.'

The determination of these inspirational chi
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Denise
Dec 10, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing
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What an inspiring book for children and adults. Each vignette features a child who had a simple revelation regarding issues like bullying, hunger, education and even body image and they took action. This book highlights stories of children from around the world and tells the reader how they can get involved by volunteering, donating items or time, helping others and starting organizations of their own. It's refreshing to read a book about true heroes, not celebrities or athletes. I highly ...more
Dana
Mar 01, 2016 Dana rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely book of short, inspiring biographies and stories about children who have done something to help change the world for the better. From 7 year old Taiyo in Canada who raised money to help children in Japan to 12 year old Arti in India who is working to abolish the caste system, the children are helping others in big ways. I think kids will enjoy the book and find it to be very inspiring.
Debbie Tanner
This is a terrific picture book about kids who are making a difference in the world. Each page profiles a child from a different country with an illustration as well as photographs and an explanation of this child has made a difference. There are lots of different kinds of stories from trying to help other kids who are hungry or homeless as well as trying to help animals. I think kids would love to read this one.
Anne
Mar 12, 2016 Anne rated it it was amazing
Janet Wilson shows how children of different ages and cultures worked to help others. This book inspires children to act and tells them they can make a difference not matter how,old they are. The beautiful illustrations illuminate the children featured in the book.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This book profiles ten children from across the globe who are making a difference in the world. It is inspiring to both children and adults. Not only does it send the message that anyone can make a difference, but it also may remind many children to be grateful for what they have.

Some of the projects involved funding salaries for teachers for girls, working for a Children's Peace Forest, raising money for soccer equipment, uniforms, and fields, aiding the homeless, and collecting funds to stamp
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Karen
Jan 29, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
Our Heroes by Janet Wilson is an inspirational, moving and visually appealing book about children who take action in the face of injustice. The message if the book is two-fold: 1. that change is possible and everyone can do their share and 2. we need each other to solve problems and cannot do this alone. Each child, at some point, was touched by seeing a real-world problem close at hand and decided to do act. They organized by reaching out to others and coming up with solutions that were ...more
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