Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a Difference

Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a Difference

18.95

By Janet Wilson

 

The third book in the popular series about young activists around the world

True stories of children who opened up their hearts and minds to the unfairness of the world and decided to try and make a difference, because everyone deserves to be happy.

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah from Ghana raised thousands of dollars for refugee children in Somalia after seeing their terrible situation on the news. Jonathan Lee from South Korea was given special permission to travel to North Korea to talk about the environment. Mimi Ausland from the USA, nicknamed “Dr. Doolittle,” started a website to collect donations for shelter animals.

All of them are everyday heroes, and you can be one too.

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About the Author

Janet Wilson is a fine artist and the author and illustrator of many books for children. Her book Shannen and the Dream for a School was the winner of the First Nation Communities Read award and soon to be a TV movie. Her book Our Earth: How kids are saving the planet was the winner of the Science in Society Book Award. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario.


Product Information

  • Release: September 12, 2014
  • $18.95 Hardcover with Jacket
  • 32 Pages
  • 8.5 x 8.5
  • Children's Nonfiction
  • Ages 7-12 / Grades 3-6
  • ISBN: 9781927583418

Subjects

  • Character Education
  • > Prejudice and Tolerance
    > Empathy
  • History & Social Studies
    > Global Cultures
    > Government & Citizenship
    > Social Justice
  • Reflecting Diversity
    > Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

Awards for Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a Difference

  • 2016 Silver Birch Express Award Finalist - Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading

Praise for Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a Difference

"Themes of bullying, class bias and others may overlap with those in Wilson's previous work (Our Rights: How Kids are Changing the World, 2013) but that doesn't make these stories any less inspirational. The swift portraits seize readers, leaving them not only wanting to know more, but to do more. An admirable effort to engage today's youth." - Kirkus Reviews

"Wilson’s book has a clean, attractive design with a portrait and photos that readers can trust – they show the kids at work, on the spot, giving hope, making headlines... Our Heroes will be an excellent choice for discussions among young people anxious to right some wrongs." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"[Wilson] beautifully captures each child’s spirit and tugs at my heartstrings. Our Heroes is inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking." - Children's Books Heal

"As a teacher, I have been at a loss, at times, to know what to say when students want me to explain the injustice they see in the world. Our Heroes is an optimistic and empowering book for children who want to make a change." - EFTO Voice

"This is a wonderful book that can be used to inspire children and adults to treat each other with kindness and do what we can to help one another. The children in this book all followed different paths to make a difference, but the underlying message is that the path you choose is not important but the act of giving is." - Canadian Children's Book News

"The book is informative without being overwhelming.... It is definitely inspiring, as well as refreshing to give students role models who are not just celebrities, but normal children that they can identify with." - Kutztown University Book Review

"This book would be a wonderful introduction to community service or to teach students empathy as well as encouraging them to feel empowered and able to make a change in their own small corners of the world." - Literacy Daily