Meet 25 of the bravest humans of all time!
These fascinating rebel heroes stood up for that they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles. From world leaders such as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to unsung heroes like Irena Sandler (who smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto in World War 2) and Juliane Koepke, who survived an airplane crash aged 17, followed by 9 days in the Amazon rain forest; this book is filled with incredible and inspiring stories of passion and endurance.
What would you do to stand up for what you believe in?
Country of Publication:
28 November 2018
Children / Juvenile
1.GANDHI (leader) - led a non-violent movement for Indian independence 2.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (minister) - led a civil-rights movement 3.NELSON MANDELA (political activist) - campaigned against Apartheid 4.CORAZON AQUINO (revolutionary) - restored democracy to the Philippines 5.MAYA ANGELOU (poet) - campaigned for civil rights and so much more 6.BOUDICCA (queen) - led an uprising against the Roman Empire 7.MARY WOLSTONECRAFT (feminist) - stood up for equal rights for women 8.EDITH CAVELL (nurse) - saved soldiers from both sides in WW1 9.GALILEO GALILEI (physicist) - refused to keep quiet about the universe 10.MUHAMMAD ALI (boxer) - refused to fight in Vietnam 11.ABRAHAM LINCOLN (US president) - said no to slavery 12.IRENA SANDLER (social worker) - smuggled Jewish children to safety 13.YASUTERU YAMADA (volunteer) - helped clean up after Fukushima 14.JULIANE KOEPCHKE (survivor) - she beat a plane crash and the Amazon 15.JK ROWLING (author) - refused to give up after being rejected over and over 16.STEPHEN HAWKING (physicist) - didn't let a serious illness stop him 17.SPARTACUS (slave leader) - fought against the Roman Republic 18.SOPHIE SCHOLL (anti-Nazi activist) - campaigned against the Nazis 19.KATHRINE SWITZER (runner) - first woman to run the Boston Marathon 20.MARSHA P JOHNSON (trans-rights activist) - founding member of Gay Liberation Front 21.PETER NORMAN (athlete) - supported human rights at the 1968 Olympics 22.MARY SEACOLE (nurse) - Crimean hero, voted the greatest black Briton 23.ELIZABETH I (queen) - a successful monarch who was (gasp) a woman too 24.FRANK OCEAN (singer) - bravely came out of the closet 25.DOUGLAS BADER (WW2 flying ace) - carried on fighting after losing his legs
Kay Woodward has written over 150 fiction and non-fiction children's books in three different countries and using three different names. She writes books that are funny and books that aren't, but tell the reader all sorts of Very Interesting Things. She has been published by Puffin, Scholastic, Andersen Press, Carlton, Wayland and many other UK publishers. Her specialist subjects are chocolate, survival skills, ice skating, history, science, bad jokes, Roald Dahl and lightning.