True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons
There can never be enough books that showcase how many different ways there are to be a human being—the possibilities are infinite. This book shares 75 tales sure to inspire
Written by Ben Brooks
Illustrated by Quinton Wintor
Publisher’s Synopsis: Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.
You won’t find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor’s striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative nrrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.
It’s an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Running Press Kids | September 25, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0762465927
About the Author
Ben Brooks is the author of several books, including Grow Up, Lolito, Hurra, and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different.
About the Illustrator
Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist, and colorist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Vertigo Comics, and the BBC.
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