Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different
By Ben Brooks
Illustrated by Quinton Winter
True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out.
Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different.
"In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow?
This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go.
Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true.
Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves.
*For tales of even more brilliant people who have dared to be different, STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 2 is coming in March 2019!*
Ben Brooks (Author)
Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Berlin. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up and Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015.
Quinton Winter (Illustrator)
Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist and colourist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Gogglebox, 2000AD, Vertigo Comics, Mojo and the BBC.
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18 Oct 2018
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In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world. — Megan Hine
This book [Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different] can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different. — Benjamin Zephaniah
[The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement. — Financial Times (Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different)
[Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different] will help to inspire a younger generation to understand that you don't have to be tough, strong and a dragon killer to be worthwhile. — Stylist
Offer[s] a refreshing twist . . . and will encourage young boys to resist the gender stereotypes that can damage men as much as women. — Daily Express (Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different)