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Kids With Courage: True Stories About Young People Making a Difference

by Barbara A. Lewis

Published by Free Spirit, 1992
184 pages
ISBN: 0-915793-39-3 (paperback)

Ages 8 - 14

Eighteen young social and environmental activists are featured in an unusual collection about real kids, Based on the author's interviews with the young people, the book is divided into four sections: Kids Fighting Crime; Kids Taking Social Action; Heroic Kids; and Kids Saving the Environment. Each entry includes brief biographical information about the young activist, as well as a photograph, in addition to a description of the contribution he or she has made to society. These range from a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy who gave his Nikes to a shoeless pregnant woman he encountered on a city bus one winter day to a 16-year-old girl from Louisville, Kentucky, who coordinates a volunteer peer counseling group for victims of child sexual abuse which provides moral support prior to courtroom appearances. African-American, Asian-American, Latino, Native American and Euro-American youngsters from throughout the United States are featured in an engaging composite of the next generation of leaders.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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