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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges

Overcoming Adversity Around the World


The third installment in the Real Kids, Real Stories collection again travels the world with inspirational short stories of young people who overcame adversity and persevered in the face of extreme challenges. Soosan Firooz broke barriers to become Afghanistan’s first female rapper and speaks out about the oppression and hardships women in her country must overcome. Kelvin Doe in Sierra Leone built his own radio station despite a lack of resources. And Kevin Breel speaks out about his own depression to help save lives. The thirty short stories in Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges will inspire readers to believe in themselves, strive for success, overcome obstacles, and create change in the world—even when faced with a challenge.

Note: Several stories in this book address intense and serious situations, which some readers may find unsettling.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-277-4
Reading Level: High School–Adult
Interest Level: Ages 11 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Lexile Measure: 1000L
Trim Size: 5.25" x 7.5"
Illustrated: two-color, photos
Page Count: 168
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