REAL KIDS, REAL STORIES, REAL CHALLENGES

Overcoming Adversity Around the World

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   Order Code: FS424    ISBN : 9781631982774
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By Garth Sundem. Inspire students with these 30 real-life stories about young people who persevered in the face of enormous challenges and hardships—breaking barriers, conquering conditions, and creating change. Learn about the obstacles encountered by Misty Copeland, the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Company. Meet Italo Romano, who lost his legs in a train accident but went on to become a pro skateboarder. Find out how Kelvin Doe in Sierra Leone built his own radio station despite a lack of resources. Help students find the grit and determination to overcome their own challenges by reading about these youths who heroically chose not to give up, but to keep trying when confronted with formidable odds. Note: Several stories address intense and serious situations which some readers may find unsettling. Grades 5–12. Index. Bibliography. Illustrated. Free Spirit. 159 pages. ©2018.

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Grades 7-12

ISBN

9781631982774