Unsung heroes are people whose deeds and words made the world a better place, but who may have gone unrecognized over time. These short (usually one page) biographies written for the middle-grade audience. I try to center my reviews around homeschoolers, and this is a hard one to fit into your day. It’s not quite a spine because it has no real theme of country, time or place. It would work perfectly for any of your voracious readers just as extra reading or as a read aloud that you could spread out over many weeks. The rabbit trail potential is enormous there a million ways you can branch out from this book.
Includes Alan Turing, Asa Philip Randolph, Clara Barton, Nikola Tesla, Sojourner Truth, Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards, Wangari Maathai, Henrietta Lacks, Harvey Milk, and others. There are men and women of science and medicine, war and peace, politicians and peacemakers, social activists and resistance fighters, and more people that usually don’t the nod to be included in a middle-grade book.
I read a DRC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Unsung Heroes: Fearless Men and Women who Changed the World (Real Lives) Hardcover – April 1, 2017