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Real kids, real stories, real change : courageous actions around the world / Garth Sundem ; foreword by Bethany Hamilton.

By: Sundem, Garth.
Contributor(s): Sundem, Garth. Doggy dung disaster & other true stories.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., [2010]Copyright date: �2010Description: ix, 165 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781575423500; 1575423502.Subject(s): Child volunteers -- Case studies | Social action -- Case studies | Helping behavior in children -- Case studies | Altruism in children -- Case studies | Role models -- Case studies | Children -- Biography -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Courage -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Creative ability -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Diligence -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Children -- Political activity -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Social action -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Altruism in children -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature | Biography -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 302/.14 Online resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
1. Kids saving the environment. -- The Doggy Dung Disaster (Japan) -- The Longest Walk ( Mexico) -- Turtle Power (USA) -- Plastic Boags Sacked (India) -- Show Me the Water (Australia) -- Comic Book Hero (Japan) -- 2. Kids standing up for themselves. -- Top of the World (India) -- When Small Voices Unite (Colombia) -- Come Together (Kosovo) -- Get Up, Stand Up (USA) -- Living Proof (Canada) -- From Rug Maker to Rescuer (Pakistan) -- 3. Kids helping others. -- Hear That? (USA) -- Pop Art (Japan) -- Early Warning System (United Kingdom) -- Workers Unite! (China) -- Sow What You Reap (Ghana) -- Ryan's Wells (USA) -- 4. Kids overcoming challenges. -- Back on the Board (USA) -- A Wish to Breathe Free (Romania) -- The Matchless Girl of Matches (Bangladesh) -- Lemons to Lemonade (USA) -- New Land, New Life (Ethiopia) -- A Leg Up on the Competition (USA) -- 5. Kids using talents and creativity. -- See It to Believe It (India) -- Outta This World (USA) -- Sports Hero (Vietnam) -- Beyond His Years (USA) -- Young Master Yani (China) -- Snail Paint (USA).
Summary: Presents true stories of children who achieved important things, such as an eleven-year-old who saved many lives because she knew the warning signs of a tsunami and a thirteen-year-old who lost her left arm but decided to keep surfing.
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Originally published as: The doggy dung disaster & other true stories. c2007.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165).

1. Kids saving the environment. -- The Doggy Dung Disaster (Japan) -- The Longest Walk ( Mexico) -- Turtle Power (USA) -- Plastic Boags Sacked (India) -- Show Me the Water (Australia) -- Comic Book Hero (Japan) -- 2. Kids standing up for themselves. -- Top of the World (India) -- When Small Voices Unite (Colombia) -- Come Together (Kosovo) -- Get Up, Stand Up (USA) -- Living Proof (Canada) -- From Rug Maker to Rescuer (Pakistan) -- 3. Kids helping others. -- Hear That? (USA) -- Pop Art (Japan) -- Early Warning System (United Kingdom) -- Workers Unite! (China) -- Sow What You Reap (Ghana) -- Ryan's Wells (USA) -- 4. Kids overcoming challenges. -- Back on the Board (USA) -- A Wish to Breathe Free (Romania) -- The Matchless Girl of Matches (Bangladesh) -- Lemons to Lemonade (USA) -- New Land, New Life (Ethiopia) -- A Leg Up on the Competition (USA) -- 5. Kids using talents and creativity. -- See It to Believe It (India) -- Outta This World (USA) -- Sports Hero (Vietnam) -- Beyond His Years (USA) -- Young Master Yani (China) -- Snail Paint (USA).

Presents true stories of children who achieved important things, such as an eleven-year-old who saved many lives because she knew the warning signs of a tsunami and a thirteen-year-old who lost her left arm but decided to keep surfing.

Reading level grade 5; Interest level ages 9-13.

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