Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Hero


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Help Kids Discover Their Own Inner Hero

We often teach children that heroes are famous because of something they did, but it’s just as important to teach them that heroes are remembered for who they are. In Be Your Own Hero, Lisa King reveals what it takes to be a real-life hero. And it has a whole lot more to do with character and kindness than anything else! Being a hero takes having the courage to believe in yourself, overcome obstacles, and make the world a better – and brighter – place for everyone around you. And the good news is, we all can do that!

It’s Hero Week at school, and Quinn Wilson can hardly contain her excitement! Each day, her class will meet a real-life hero, and on Friday they get to dress up as their favorite hero from the past or present. Every other kid in the class knows who they want to be, except for Quinn! There are so many heroes she looks up to! How can she choose just one?

But when Quinn’s teacher, Mr. Finley, teaches the class some important truths about heroes, Quinn discovers something unexpected. In her search to find a hero in someone else, she actually finds the hero in herself!

Related Topics: Diversity, Equity, Character, Empathy, Role Models

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Author: Lisa King
Illustrator: Colleen Madden
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: 3-6
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 32
ISBN: 9781937870652
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Release Date: February 13, 2020
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: College & Career, General Counseling, Inclusive Learning

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