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Author Sundem, Garth.
Title Real kids, real stories, real change : courageous actions around the world / Garth Sundem ; foreword by Bethany Hamilton.
Pub Info Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., ©2010.
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Descript ix, 165 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165).
Note Originally published as: The doggy dung disaster & other true stories. ©2007.
Contents 1. Kids saving the environment. -- The Doggy Dung Disaster (Japan) -- The Longest Walk (Mexico) -- Turtle Power (USA) -- Plastic Boags Sacked (India) -- Show Me the Water (Australia) -- Comic Book Hero (Japan) -- 2. Kids standing up for themselves. -- Top of the World (India) -- When Small Voices Unite (Colombia) -- Come Together (Kosovo) -- Get Up, Stand Up (USA) -- Living Proof (Canada) -- From Rug Maker to Rescuer (Pakistan) -- 3. Kids helping others. -- Hear That? (USA) -- Pop Art (Japan) -- Early Warning System (United Kingdom) -- Workers Unite! (China) -- Sow What You Reap (Ghana) -- Ryan's Wells (USA) -- 4. Kids overcoming challenges. -- Back on the Board (USA) -- A Wish to Breathe Free (Romania) -- The Matchless Girl of Matches (Bangladesh) -- Lemons to Lemonade (USA) -- New Land, New Life (Ethiopia) -- A Leg Up on the Competition (USA) -- 5. Kids using talents and creativity. -- See It to Believe It (India) -- Outta This World (USA) -- Sports Hero (Vietnam) -- Beyond His Years (USA) -- Young Master Yani (China) -- Snail Paint (USA).
Audience Reading level grade 5; Interest level ages 9-13.
Summary Presents true stories of children who achieved important things, such as an eleven-year-old who saved many lives because she knew the warning signs of a tsunami and a thirteen-year-old who lost her left arm but decided to keep surfing.
Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides--and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan raised 800,000 dollars to drill water wells in Africa. And twelve-year-old Haruka invented a new environmentally friendly way to scoop dog poop. With the right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, "What kind of hero lives inside of me?"
Subject Children -- Biography -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Courage -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Creative ability -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Diligence -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Political activity -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Social action -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Altruism in children -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Biography -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Altruism -- Anecdotes.
Courage -- Anecdotes.
Creative ability -- Anecdotes.
Diligence -- Anecdotes.
Political participation -- Anecdotes.
Social action -- Anecdotes.
Genre Anecdotes.
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ISBN 9781575423500
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