Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference by Janet WilsonOur Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference by Janet Wilson

Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference

byJanet Wilson

Hardcover | September 12, 2014

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Ten biographies of children from around the world who opened up their hearts and minds to the injustices of the world and took action--changing their world for the better. The book is made up of ten main profiles, with many more children featured in sidebars.Included is eleven-year-old Andrew Adansi-Bonnah from Ghana, who raised thousands of dollars for refugee children in Somalia after seeing their desperate situation covered in the news. In Canada, eight-year-old Hannah Taylor from Manitoba started the Ladybug Foundation to raise money for the homeless. At age nine, Alaina Podmorrow from BC founded a charity to raise money for girls' education in Afghanistan. And twelve-year-old Mimi Ausland from the USA, nicknamed Dr. Doolittle by her family, started a website to collect donations of dog and cat food for shelter animals that is now popular around the world.These children never set out to be heroes or to become famous, but they are role models for us all.
Janet Wilson is a fine artist and the author and illustrator of many books for children. Her book Shannen and the Dream for a School was the winner of the First Nation Communities Read award and soon to be a TV movie. Her book Our Earth: How kids are saving the planet was the winner of the Science in Society Book Award. Janet lives in ...
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Title:Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a DifferenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 8.8 × 0.36 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927583411

ISBN - 13:9781927583418

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This book would be a wonderful introduction to community service or to teach students empathy as well as encouraging them to feel empowered and able to make a change in their own small corners of the world. - Barbara A Ward - Literacy Daily - 20150907