Young Heroes In World History

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$57.95
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$42.15
(Save 27%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $7.59   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Overview

This book of biographical profiles and stories chronicles the astonishing courage and imagination of young people. The lives of the seventeen young men and women profiled here, who range in age from twelve to twenty-three at the time of their heroic deeds, spread across oceans and continents, cultures, races, and ethnic groups throughout 250 years. Each of their lives offers testimony to the human capacity to endure, overcome incredible obstacles, and choose honor, integrity, compassion, and service. The stories of many are told here for the first time.

Among the lives depicted here are those of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the first African American students to attempt to integrate a formerly all-white high school in Little Rock in 1957; Vladimir Bukovsky, a teenager whose activities on behalf of the human rights movement in the Soviet Union landed him in prison; Marianne Cohn, who paid the ultimate price for her courage as a resistance fighter in World War II France; Charles Eastman, raised as a Sioux, who was thrust at age fourteen into an alien white world and who later returned to his people as a physician and saved many lives at Wounded Knee; Olaudah Equino, a West African sold into slavery in the eighteenth century whose autobiography offers an unflinching portrayal of the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade; and Chai Ling, a slip of a girl who assumed leadership of the student rebellion in China's Tiananmen Square. The heroes profiled in this book represent ten nations—Africa, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Pakistan, Soviet Union, Thailand, and the United States. Each profile concludes with a bibliography for further reading. These engagingly written stories of young people's courage will inspire and instruct.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This attractive title highlights the impressive deeds of 17 young people, ages 12 to 23, who lived over the last 250 years. Familiar figures (Nathan Hale, Nellie Bly, Daniel K. Inouye, and Jos Mart') appear along with lesser-known names. Among those profiled are Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the "Little Rock Nine"; Chai Ling, a leader of the student rebellion at Tiananmen Square; Mair' Chisholm, a Scottish suffragist and front-line medic during World War I; and Helmuth H bener, who was executed in 1942 for protesting against the Nazi regime. The author does a remarkable job of illustrating the times in which these people lived and the difficulty of their noble choices. Each 12-to-15 page profile provides a detailed look at the valor of its young hero, is liberally peppered with anecdotes and quotations, and has a bibliography. Black-and-white images of the young men and women and an appendix that groups those profiled by gender, nationality, and century complete this stirring title. This book offers readers a choice of little-known heroes for biography assignments and also provides teachers with the opportunity to enliven a classroom discussion.-Leah J. Sparks, Bowie Public Library, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313302572
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBIN KADISON BERSON is Director of the Upper School Library of Riverdale Country School in New York City.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Melba Pattillo Beals 1
Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane) 19
Vladimir Bukovsky 33
Mairi Chisholm 47
Marianne Cohn 63
Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) 77
Olaudah Equiano 89
Nathan Hale 103
Prateep Ungsongtham Hata 123
Helmuth Hubener 135
Daniel K. Inouye 145
Chai Ling 163
Sybil Ludington 181
Jose Marti 193
Iqbal Masih 209
Arne Sejr 223
Emma Tenayuca 249
App Young Heroes by Gender, Century, and Nationality 263
Index 265
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

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