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Real Life Heroes

This is only a small sampling of the inspirational stories about real life heroes.  People who stick up for what they believe in and face the consequences bravely.  Others who just by living their lives set a brave and heroic example for the rest of us to follow.  I highly recommend that you read all of the books listed below and share them with the children in your life.

  • Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates*  by Jonah Winter 
  • Rosa*  by Nikki Giovanni
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges*  by Robert Coles
  • Seven Brave Women*  by Betsy Hearne
  • Teammates*  by Peter Golenbock
  • Through My Eyes  by Ruby Bridges
  • The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq^  by Jeanette Winter
  • When Marian Sang^  by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom  by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.^  by Doreen Rappaport
  • Jackie’s Bat^  by Marybeth Lorbiecki
  • A Picture Book of Anne Frank  by David A. Adler
  • Helen Keller—Her Life in Pictures  by George Sullivan
  • Theodore by Frank Keating  (Teddy Roosevelt)
  • Liftoff: A Photobiography of John Glenn  by Don Mitchell
  • Haym Salomon: American Patriot  by Susan Goldman Rubin
  • The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali  by Tonya Bolden
  • Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson  Sue Stauffacher
  • The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin  by Cheryl Harness
  • New York's Bravest^ by Mary Pope Osborne
  • They Called Her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell
  • John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire^ by Josephine Nobisso
  • The True Story of Pocahontas by Lucill Recht Penner
  • Uncle Jed's Barbershop^ by Margaree King Mitchell
  • Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.  by James T. De Kay (short chaper book)
  • Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express  by Eleanor Coerr  (short chaper book)
  • Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer  by Linda Lowery  (short chaper book)
  • Clara Barton: Spirit of the American Red Cross  by Patricia Lakin  (short chaper book)
  • Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark  by Johanna Hurwitz  (short chaper book)
  • Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!  By Frank Murphy  (short chaper book)
  • The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto^  by Natalie Standiford  (short chaper book)

* also listed on the monthly flyer
^ read previously on StoryLine


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