Kids with Courage: True Stories About Young People Making a Difference

Overview


These exciting true stories will inspire teens to believe in themselves and the ability of determined young people to make a difference in the world. As fun to read as fiction, the stories are engaging and accessible—a great way to encourage reluctant readers.

In Kids with Courage, readers meet 18 remarkable kids with the courage to speak out, fight back, come to the rescue, and stand up for their beliefs.

•    The student had a...

See more details below
Paperback
$10.41
BN.com price
(Save 25%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (41) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $8.42   
  • Used (36) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview


These exciting true stories will inspire teens to believe in themselves and the ability of determined young people to make a difference in the world. As fun to read as fiction, the stories are engaging and accessible—a great way to encourage reluctant readers.

In Kids with Courage, readers meet 18 remarkable kids with the courage to speak out, fight back, come to the rescue, and stand up for their beliefs.

•    The student had a loaded gun and a room full of hostages. Police surrounded the school. Then Ruben Ortega got mad...
•    Norvell Smith knew there would be gang members in the audience. But she looked right at them and gave them a piece of her mind...
•    It was the middle of winter, and the woman had no shoes. Frank Daily looked down at his Nikes and made a decision...
•    The house was filled with smoke and flames. And Melinda Clark couldn’t find her little brother...
•    Mr. Smith threatened to kill her mother and brother. But Mercedes Jones spoke out anyway—and a sexual abuser went to jail...
•    Andrew Holleman had practically grown up on the wetlands. He loved its plants, creatures, and gooey mud. Then he heard about the developer’s plan...

National award-winning author Barbara A. Lewis provides the inspiration to empower young people to make a difference in their communities and in the world.

Relates the stories of kids who made a difference in their neighborhood, community, or the world by helping in such areas as crime, life-saving, and the environment.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

 "Recommended Books for the Reluctant YA Reader," —American Library Association

School Library Journal
Gr 5-10-- A companion to the author's well-received Kid's Guide to Social Action (Free Spirit, 1991). Lewis relates the stories of 18 young people who responded resourcefully and heroically to what they perceived as crisis situations. One died after saving his friend from drowning; another kept fighting to cleanse the environment while being treated for a fatal brain tumor. Other subjects include an ex-addict and runaway who counsels younger children against drugs and violence, and a girl who testified against her sexually abusive babysitter. A hearing-disabled youth reaches out to help others, and a boy gives his prized Nikes to a shoeless stranger on a cold night. Another chapter describes the efforts of a boy who defeated the plans of a developer to build on a wetland. The book is divided into four topics: crime, social action, heroism, and the environment. The young people here are of varied ethnic and economic backgrounds and live in many parts of the country. There is some condescension in the author's tone, which seems to be at odds with what is intended to be a serious work addressed to young people concerned about their world and its future. Also, the chapter structure is repetitive. However, the book is sure to provoke thought and discussion. --Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915793396
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/15/1992
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 327,260
  • Age range: 11 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Barbara A. Lewis is a former public school teacher and sought-after speaker. She has received many awards for excellence in writing, teaching, and leading youth in service projects and social action. She and her students were honored for community contributions by President Clinton and have been featured nationally in many magazines and newspapers, in The Congressional Record, and on television. Barbara’s books also include What Do You Stand For? (For Kids and For Teens), The Teen Guide to Global Action, The Kid’s Guide to Social Action, and The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects. She lives in Park City, Utah.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2005

    Inspirational Stories

    Stories are an excellent way to teach character building. These real-life stories will provide examples for students to discuss and emulate.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)