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10 books about courage
Pick up one of these featured titles on courage in May 2021.
The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
This book was published this year by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.
From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.
After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love by Alexandra Elle
This book was published last year by Chronicle Books and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
"In this soulful companion, celebrated self-care storyteller Alexandra Elle delivers fifteen lessons on navigating life's twists and turns with a clear mind, courageous spirit, and open heart"--
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage by Howard Binkow
This book was published 8 years ago by We Do Listen and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
After deciding to never leave his room because of his fears, Howard meets a baby bird that teaches him that "You can't be brave without being afraid."
The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
This book was published this year by Penguin Press and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won "The Daughters of Kobani is an unforgettable and nearly mythic tale of women's power and courage. The young women profiled in this book fought a fearsome war against brutal men in impossible circumstances--and proved in the process what girls and women can accomplish when given the chance to lead. Brilliantly researched and respectfully reported, this book is a lesson in heroism, sacrifice, and the real meaning of sisterhood. I am so grateful that this story has been told."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love "Absolutely fascinating and brilliantly written, The Daughters of Kobani is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand both the nobility and the brutality of war. This is one of the most compelling stories in modern warfare."--Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Make Your Bed In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of: Kobani. By then, the Islamic State had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria alongside the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, city by city--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond.
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids by Gabi Garcia
Category: Difficult Discussions
This book was published 3 years ago by Skinned Knee Publishing and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
I Can Do Hard Things is a beautiful reminder to tune into and listen to that quiet voice inside so that you can do what's right for you. I don't always feel brave, confident or strong. Sometimes it seems easier to follow others along. It's hard to navigate a world in which we get so many messages about how we should be. We pause. We listen to the quiet voice inside. I connect with the love and strength it brings. It helps me remember: I can do hard things. I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids is the perfect addition to your home or school library. (The book is available in Spanish as Yo Puedo Hacer Cosas Dificiles: Afirmaciones Concientes Para Niños).
Be Brave Little One: An Inspiring Book About Courage For Babies, Baby Showers, Graduation And More by Marianne Richmond
Category: Emotions & Feelings
This book was published this year by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Celebrate the courage and bravery in every child with Be Brave Little One, from the bestselling author of If I Could Keep You Little. Perfect for cheering someone on, this story affirms how bravery can show up in all different ways! When I look at you, shining bright as the sun, I wish for you this... be brave little one! Share this inspiring message at every special occasion in a young child's life! Be Brave Little Onemakes for the perfect: Baby shower gift Preschool graduation gift Kindergarten graduation gift First day of school gift When times are tough, this is the perfect preemie or NICU baby book for families seeking an encouraging and heartfelt message of bravery.
Brave Ninja: A Children's Book About Courage (Ninja Life Hacks) by Mary Nhin
Category: New Experiences
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
Sometimes, it helps to BE brave even when we aren't FEELING brave. In this comedic story about developing courage, Brave Ninja finds a way to calm his fears and soothe his anxiety so that he can become the best ninja he can be! Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out. The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults. The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Ninja Life Hacks books: marynhin.com/ninjaset.html Fun, free printables at marynhin.com/ninja-printables.html
When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller
Category: New Experiences
This book was published 2 years ago by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
An inspiring picture book affirmation about having courage even in difficult times, because some days, when everything around you seems scary, you have to be brave. Saying goodbye to neighbors. Worrying about new friends. Passing through a big city. Seeing a dark road ahead. In these moments, a young girl feels small and quiet and alone. But when she breathes deeply and looks inside herself, a hidden spark of courage appears, one she can nurture and grow until she glows inside and out. Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller's uplifting words join New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler's luminous art to inspire young readers to embrace their inner light--no matter what they're facing--and to be brave.
The Tale of Little Tree: A Fable About Courage by Shalon Ironroad
This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 2.7 hours to read.
Safely planted in a beautiful pot, Little Tree lives a comfortable, happy-enough life, shaped by what others expect her to be. A sudden change forces her to question who she will become without them. With the help of a loving groundskeeper and a strong new friend, she learns a life-changing truth about herself and faces the choice between living a life of comfort and a life of purpose -- struggles and all. Written in simple yet powerful language, The Tale of Little Tree will speak directly to your soul and invite you to embrace the challenge of choosing courage over comfort.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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