Inspiring People Who Overcame Adversity
Lyn Coutts - All books by this author
Real Lives - All books in this series
Young readers will be inspired by these stories of remarkable individuals who changed history and continue to impact our world. Each entry in Real Lives series of books explores how these courageous and determined individuals managed to change the world for the better. In Incredible Successes, children will find the stories of people who experienced amazing success despite overwhelming obstacles. Includes J.K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, Serena and Venus Williams, Ludwig van Beethoven, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Alva Edison, Vincent van Gogh, and others. These remarkable people came from all four corners of the globe, from all walks of life, and across many different disciplines. There are men and women, musicians and scientists, activists and leaders, athletes and actors, and more. Bold color schemes and a stylized photograph or illustration of the subject make these books hard to resist. Children will be drawn to these visually appealing books and find the stories inside of them fascinating and thought-provoking. (Ages 10 and up)
From the Reviews:
"This is an important series about people who contributed to humanity and changed the course of many lives. Each volume portrays the courage and conviction of people who may not be well known but who achieved their goals and altered the world against all odds."
School Library Connection (SLC)
"The Real Lives series uses an exceptionally attractive design as background for its short biography collections on a variety of subjects. Explorers and Pioneers features such historical subjects as Sacagawea and Christopher Columbus and less-well-known figures like explorer Ranulph Fiennes and nineteenth-century travel-writer Isabella Bird. Similarly, Incredible Successes includes a wide range of people from Frederick Douglass to Richard Branson, Harry Truman to surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm to a shark. Each subject gets a two-page spread where the draw is a full-page portrait, a photo or painting that has been digitally enhanced to pop. The picture faces a page of information that reads like a sprightly encyclopedia entry. The series is most useful when introducing readers to those they might not otherwise come across, and there are additional, bite-size introductions in the back matter. An eye-catching choice for browsers and inspiration seekers."
Hardcover / 64 Pages / 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 / 2018