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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character

Choices That Matter Around the World


A follow-up to the popular Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change, this inspiring sequel spans the globe again with true accounts of ordinary kids showing extraordinary character. Thirty short inspirational stories are divided into six character traits (courage, creativity, kindness, persistence, resilience, and responsibility) and feature kids facing adversity from bullying in an American middle school to surviving persecution in the war-torn streets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Readers will see how every choice they make is a chance to build character and show the world who they really are.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-026-8
Reading Level: Grade 6
Interest Level: Ages 9–13
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Measure: 980L
Trim Size: 5.25" x 7.5"
Illustrated: two-color, photos
Page Count: 168
Praise for Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character

“These amazing tales of brave heroes and heroines are inspirational and highly recommended for children’s library collections as well as personal reading lists.”—Midwest Book Review 

“This collection of 30 stories shows how being brave and making a difference is something anyone can achieve.”—Skipping Stones Magazine
  • 2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist

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