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They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference Paperback – November 22, 2011
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"What a fabulous book!" -- Lori M for Readers Favorite
"I strongly recommend "They Stood Alone!" to readers ages 9 and up. Sandra McLeod Humphrey has done a great job of presenting the inspiring stories of the lives of 25 remarkable people in a way that appeals to readers of all ages Reading this book made me think of ways that I could help other people. " Reader Views
"Seldom, if ever, do kids have a vision without a role model. Sandra McLeod Humphrey’s book They Stood Alone! provides kids everywhere with extraordinary people who had beliefs and convictions and stood by them to make an enormous difference. These stories will galvanize youngsters to action!"
-GENE BEDLEY, 1986 National Educator of the Year
"This is a book of hope . . . that is driven by intrinsic motivation, a desire to give rather than take from the world, and a deep belief in the difference that one person can make when an ability, an idea, or a goal is taken to its highest level."
-DONALD DRAAYER, PHD, former superintendent of Minnetonka Schools, 24 years, and 1990 National Superintendent of the Year
"They Stood Alone! is a book all young people should read. It contains the stories of real-life heroes and heroines who showed the courage and inspiration to truly make a difference in the world. The twenty-five men and women featured in this book are an eclectic group ranging from scientists and explorers to civil rights activists and authors. Their dedication and commitment encourage all of us to strive to do our best and to live a meaningful life."
-PHILIP BIGLER, 1998 National Teacher of the Year
"Powerful and significant. A must-read for all."
-TERRY HITCHCOCK, motivational speaker, author, and consultant
"I highly recommend this inspiring book. It should be in the hands of every parent, teacher, and child advocate who cares about our children’s moral futures!"
-MICHELE BORBA, EDD, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions and Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues That Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing
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What follows is a series of minibiographies of 25 men and women who fill the qualifications Humphrey has established. Each biography begins with a photograph (or other image) of the person, a quote form them, and then the information begins with 'Imagine this:' and what follows is a brief setting of the background of the person presented and a superb brief description of the discovery or change that person made for the world. All of this is offered in a very readable and erudite manner, fit not only for younger readers but for any reader at all!
The people she discusses are Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nikola Testa, Booker T. Washington, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, Rachel Carson, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Neil Armstrong.Read more ›
Ms. Humphrey has done a great job profiling the life, challenges, and achievements of each notable person highlighted in her book. I have so very much enjoyed learning more about people who had the courage to step away from the crowd and take a risk by questioning the conventional wisdom of their time. I highly recommend this book. It is a must-have resource for every library, school,and home!
I needed to read this. So many facts and information I had forgotten and some people just know the names and others nothing. I was especially bad about the women.
Harriet Tubman all I knew was a slave escaped. I had no idea that she went back to rescue other slaves 19 times and led over 300 slaves to freedom.
Clara Barton I just new she was a nurse. She fought for the right to go to the battlefields and treat soldiers their and saved many lifes. She started American Red Cross. Taught school and helped women to get voting rites.
I enjoyed reading these short biographies about what these 25 people did when everyone said they were wrong they continued on and made life for me a lot better.
I was given this book in exchange of honest review.
Published 2011 by Prometheus Books ISBN 978-1-61614-485-2
It's so great to read about how these men and women from Christopher Columbus who prevailed over all obstacles and distraction and was able to spread European civilization across a significant portion of the earth to the Queen of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman who became an abolitionist, a humanitarian and a Union spy. They all made unique contributions that not only change but shaped the course of history.
Read about Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nikola Testa, Booker T. Washington, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, Rachel Carson, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Neil Armstrong.
This book will inspire men and women, boys and girls to have their own dreams and to always follow their heart till they attain their dream and make a different. The layout and writing is simple and easy to read. I highly recommend this book for adults and children and for classroom teaching.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my granddaughter but read it first. It is a great way to introduce children to the heroes we seldom hear about in the news.Published 17 months ago by Marcia
I purchased this book for a starting point in my biography unit for 7-9th graders. It gives great examples of leaders that many of my students had not heard of. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by SS Sally
Great book for a reluctant reader like my daughter who actually had lots to talk about after she read this very inspirational compilation of biographies.Published on August 19, 2013 by mediateach
The book is amazing. It really depicts the way the people lived their life and how they made a difference in the world. Would recommend the book to all ages.Published on July 24, 2013 by Lourdes Miranda
Posthumously I am sadly reviewing this. This was a wonderful historical book that recounted our heroes of past. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by L&J
This book is terrifid. Being a librarian and teacher I which I had had this before I retired. It is a good quick read on multiple people and what made them stand out in our... Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by V. L. Johnstonfreese