Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Inspiring stories celebrate difference and bold vision.

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age 7+

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age 6+

A must read for all

I am an elementary school librarian and can't recommend this book enough. It is a lovely depiction of people who have overcome a wide variety of struggles. From environmentalists, to people with physical disabilities, to individuals that have made amazing discoveries or overcome socioeconomic struggles, this well-balanced collection of stories is a must read.

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age 8+

Born in the wrong body....

I really wanted to like this book, it's a great concept. However, within the first 7 stories there are two transmen who talk about having being born in the wrong body, and whose parents foolishly thought they were female at birth. Whilst I'm not against the inclusion of transgender people in a book about people being different, in fact that makes complete sense, the messaging is not right for me and my children. And 2 within the first 7 stories seems extreme - to be honest I never got beyond that.

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For kids who love Biographies and stories about boys

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