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Through the Real Lives books, children will meet some remarkable individuals who refused to accept the status quo. Each entry in these riveting books explores how these individuals had an extraordinary impact on the world, coming from all four corners of the globe, all walks of life, and across many different disciplines. In Unsung Heroes, children will find the stories of people who made incredible contributions to mankind. Includes Alan Turing, Asa Philip Randolph, Clara Barton, Nikola Tesla, Sojourner Truth, Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards, Wangari Maathai, Henrietta Lacks, Harvey Milk, and others. There are men and women of science and medicine, war and peace, politicians and peacemakers, social activists and resistance fighters, and more. Bold color schemes and a stylized photograph or illustration of the subject make these books hard to resist. Children will be drawn to these visually appealing books and find the stories inside of them fascinating and thought-provoking. (Ages 10 and up)

Table of Contents:
    What is an unsung hero?
    Henrietta Lacks
    Stanislav Petrov
    Irena Sendler
    Alan Turing
    Patrick Steptoe & Robert Edwards
    Barbara McClintock
    Asa Philip Randolph
    Mary Anning
    George Washington Carver
    Lincoln Beachey
    Omkar Nath Sharma
    Harvey Milk
    Michael Faraday
    Mary Seacole
    Nikola Tesla
    Rosalind Franklin
    Svetlana Savitskaya
    Percy Julian
    Joe Mitty
    Emily Davison
    Vera Deakin White
    Emmy Noether
    Arunachalam Muruganantham
    Wangari Maathai
    Sojourner Truth
    Beatrice Tinsley
    Martti Ahtisaari
    Abbé Pierre
    More unsung heroes

From the Reviews:
“A series dedicated to men and women who have shown courage in their convictions. Each volume introduces 28 such individuals, who represent a mix of ages, nationalities, and areas of influence. Eight additional short profiles can be found in the back matter of each volume and offer a few more examples. Scientists, sports stars, activists, and artists each have a one-page profile and an accompanying full-page portrait. The entries describe any lasting legacies, such as foundations, initiatives, or charities begun by or named after the individuals. The portraits are stylized representations taken from photos or other recognizable images. The authors include negative facts along with the positive accomplishments.”
School Library Journal

“Exceptionally informative and impressively enhanced for young readers with bold color schemes and a stylized photographs or illustrations, "Unsung Heroes" is especially recommended for elementary school and community library biography collections for children. Also very highly recommended by the writing team of Toby Reynolds & Paul Calver is their companion volume: "Fearless Women: Courageous Females who Refused to be Denied."”
The Midwest Book Review

"This is an important series about people who contributed to humanity and changed the course of many lives. Each volume portrays the courage and conviction of people who may not be well known but who achieved their goals and altered the world against all odds."
School Library Connection (SLC)


Hardcover / 64 Pages / 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 / 2017

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