The Barefoot Book of Heroic Children by Rebecca Hazell, Helen Cann, Helen Cann
With her refreshingly intimate, imaginative and thorough approach to notable people of the past, Rebecca Hazell brings together the stories of some of the most exceptional young people in the history of the world. Many of these children influenced subsequent generations with their inventiveness, their vision and their perseverance. Others combined qualities such as kindness and generosity with immense personal courage. Heroic Children tells stories of children who have fought and overcome terrible physical disabilities and social prejudices, and gives inspiring accounts of children remaining optimistic and true to their ideals, even when faced with severe suffering and hardship very early in their young lives. Compellingly written and magnificently illustrated, Heroic Children offers young people of today an exhilarating way of understanding what it takes to find and follow your path and to live your life in a way that makes a difference.