Friday, March 20, 2015

Ready to Go Book Display: Everyday Heroes

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go!" Book Display. Once a month, we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group (Adults, Teens and Children) that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. 

Here's another list as we continue planning for summer reading 2015! This month I will be focusing on Everyday Heroes but check out last month for Superheroes and stay tuned for Villains in April.

Recommendations for Adults:

 Profiles the stories and causes of 50 courageous individuals who made significant differences in the lives of those they helped, in a collection of first-person narratives.

 Glenn Beck provides stories of the people who built America and the people who sought to destroy it.

Recommendations for Teens:
I Am Malala by Malala Yoisafzai (Oct 2013)
Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's right and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. (And later won!)

Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann (Oct 2012)
This inspiring collection of stories provides 46 illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger.

 Recommendations for Children:

Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin (Nov 2010)
 A child demonstrates that while Dad differs from a traditional superhero, as an American soldier he is a superhero of a different kind.

Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin (Apr 2013)
A tribute to moms who serve their country in the military reveals their contributions.

Pet Heroes by Nicole Corse (Feb 2011)
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, especially when they are animals!

Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein (Apr 2013)
 A young boy has a school assignment to name every veteran he knows and it turns out that many of his neighbors have served in the military.

Heroes of the Environment by Harriett Rohmer (Aug 2009)
 This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people most of them teenagers, from across North America who have done great things for the environment.

Heroes for All Times by Mary Pope Osborne (Jan 2014)
Jack and Annie learn amazing facts about six history-changing individuals.
The United Nations by Katie Marsico (Aug 2014)
Around the world this agency's staff and volunteers are working to provide children with access to medical treatment and education. Find out how this work gets done.
People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up by Joe Rhatigan (Feb 2014)
Presents a tribute to the heroes who help keep our neighborhoods safe and provide routine services.
Recommendations for All Ages:

Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer Holland (Oct 2014)
Stories of acts of animal heroism, including a pod of dolphins that shielded a group of swimmers from a great white shark and a feral male cat who risked everything to protect a kitten in a tornado.

Want more Summer Reading recommendations? Check out last month's post on Superheroes!

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