This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things
Product Code: 6906
ISBN: 9780762465927
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Pages: 160
Published Date: 09/25/2018
Availability:In stock
Price: $16.99

You won’t find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor’s striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.

It’s an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Ages 9 - 12

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Patch Adams
Eddie Aiku
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa
Mohed Altrad
Roald Amundsen
Daniel Anthony
Louis Armstrong
David Attenborough
Baldwin IV
Louis Brailee
Eugene Cernan
Favio Chavez
Frederick Douglass
Jesse Eisenberg
Jaime Escalante
The Four Chaplains
Charles Fourier
Galileo Galilei
Mahatma Gandhi
Bill Gates
Siddhartha Gautama
Rick Genest
King George VI
John Green
Alan L. Hart
Achmat Hassiem
Stephen Hawking
Jim Henson
Ryan Hreljac
Steve Irwin
James Earl Jones
Chief Joseph
William Kamkwamba
John Lennon
Carl Linnaeus
Nelson Mandela
William Moulton
Iqbal Masih
Don McPherson
Christian McPhilamy
Lionel Messi
Harvey Milk
Caine Monroy
Jorge Munoz
Trevor Noah
Tenzing Norgay
Ric O’Barry
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Christopher Paolini
Sergei Polunin
Daniel Radcliffe
Ghyslain Raza
Hans Scholl
Percy Shelley
Boyan Slat
Vedran Smailovic
Steven Spielberg
Chesley Sullenberger
Daniel Tammet
Tank Man
Alan Turing
John Tyndall
Rick Van Beek
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Vincent Van Gogh
Nick Vujicic
Taika Waititi
Al Weiwei
Oscar Wilde
Nicholas Winton
Ken Yeang
Benjamin Zephaniah

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Filled with interesting stories about boys (and men) that contributed and changed the world in their own ways, this text is sure to inspire young readers and show them that there are many, many different ways to make a difference.—Booklist
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