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Choosing courage: inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

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Artisan,
Pub. Date:
[2015]
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
1150L
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Riveting real-life accounts of heroism from Medal of Honor recipients, including Clinton Romesha (author of Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor ) and exceptional civilians like schoolteacher Jencie Fagan How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker--both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors--and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and "surviving hell" as a prisoner of war.
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9781579655969
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Lexile measure:
1150L
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Full title choosing courage inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero
Author collier peter
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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subject_facet Heroes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Medal of Honor -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Military biography -- Juvenile literature, Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Choosing courage : inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero
title_full Choosing courage : inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero / Peter Collier
title_short Choosing courage :
title_sub inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero
topic_facet Armed Forces, Heroes, Medal of Honor, Military biography, Soldiers