Dare to Dream!: 25 Extraordinary Lives

Dare to Dream!: 25 Extraordinary Lives

by Sandra Mcleod Humphrey

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Overview

Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographies-covering historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Helen Keller as well as contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Michael Jordan-critically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey teaches young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to achieve extraordinary things. Starting with only their dreams, they worked hard and overcame obstacles to make their dreams come true. Some overcame physical handicaps, others psychological barriers like extreme shyness or feelings of inferiority; some faced racial discrimination or educational disadvantage, others financial burdens. In spite of these frustrations and discouragements, all of these people discovered in themselves the patience, perseverance, and determination to pursue their dreams beyond every obstacle.

The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things, as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591022800
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 03/11/2005
Pages: 121
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sandra McLeod Humphrey (1936-2012) a former clinical psychologist, was a writer and a consultant for the Heroes & Dreams Foundation, which provides character education materials to grades K–8 throughout North America. She was the author of three highly praised books called Hot Issues, Cool Choices; If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? and Dare to Dream! as well as many other books focused on moral education for children.

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