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Inspiring Stories for When the Going Gets Tough

Sarah Abramson

74 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Grit. Sticktuitiveness. Perseverance. Diligence. Whatever you call it, kids in today's uncertain world need it more that ever.

Grit: A Kid's Anthology! is a bold, inspiring collection of stories introducing kids to real people who faced real problems and who pushed their way through. From inventors like Thomas Edison, who tried over 2,000 combinations to perfect the light bulb, to athletes like Jackie Robinson, who endured the taunts of racist adversaries; the 18 heroes in Grit faced creative, physical, social, political, and nearly every other kind of challenge. Bold, mixed-media illustrations accompany each story in this vibrant, exciting anthology!

From the introduction:

In this book, you'll discover eighteen heroes who faced challenges of their own. You'll hear stories about physical limitations, racial prejudice, mental health, family challenges, gender ceilings, nearly failed businesses, and more. These are hard things, no doubt about it, and some aren't easy to talk about. Some seem so unfair that it's hard to see how anything good might come from them. But take heart, because in these same stories, you'll hear remarkable tales of courage, determination, grit, and what can happen if one pushes through until the storm passes.