Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World

Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World

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Overview

Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World by Maura D. Shaw, Stephen Marchesi

Ten Amazing People shows kids that spiritual people can have an exciting impact on the world around them. Ten Amazing People uses vibrant pictures, fascinating profiles, and a wealth of intriguing information to bring to life the passion and actions of some of the past century's greatest leaders. Through thought, deed, and determined spiritual lives, these amazing people changed our world for the better. Coming from different backgrounds and faiths, representing different cultures and countries from around the globe, all of them had one thing in common: the belief that they had the power to make a difference by helping other people. This important and inspiring book is for children, parents, teachers, and librarians who care about what these ten amazing people cared about―peace among nations, protecting the environment, helping the poor and disadvantaged, racial equality, and making the world a better place. Ideal for character education. • Black Elk • Dorothy Day • Malcolm X • Mahatma Gandhi • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Janusz Korczak • Mother Teresa of Calcutta • Albert Schweitzer • Thich Nhat Hanh • Desmond Tutu

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594733673
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Maura D. Shaw is the author of several books for young readers, including the award-winning Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World (SkyLight Paths); the historical novel Owl's Journey and Gandhi: India's Great Soul. Her nondenominational handbook of Earth-honoring activities for parents and children, Celebrating the Great Mother, is popular with families and groups.


Stephen Marchesi has created numerous drawings for textbooks, magazines and picture books, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; Meet Abraham Lincoln; Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope and Mars: The Red Planet. A graduate of Pratt Institute, his books have been on the Children's Book Council bestsellers list and on the Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year lists.

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