In this uplifting collection of stories by Alexandra Stewart, children are introduced to real-life heroes and heroines who have chosen to act in kindness, even when they have been faced with terrible persecution, prejudice, disaster and illness. Aimed at empowering children who feel the weight of the world on their shoulders, these stories are designed to help readers make positive choices in their own lives by embracing kindness as their superpower.
Stories include Harriet Tubman’s remarkable rescue missions to free enslaved African Americans; the French village of Le Chambon’s protection of Jewish refugees under Nazi persecution during the Second World War; and the Fukushima workers who volunteered to clean up after the nuclear crisis in Japan; as well as everyday examples of kindness in sporting competitions, neighbourly acts of kindness and random acts of kindness towards complete strangers.
'The profiles are well crafted with intriguing, often inspiring details... Bravery, compassion, and initiative go hand in hand in these concise, compelling stories'
'Inspiring [with] bright, colorful illustrations... Some subjects readers might recognize, while others they may not, making this an especially enlightening read'