Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

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Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories is a wonderful book. It tells the stories of 29 kids. Amongst these kids are Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a wonderful cellist (like me). Another is Greta Thunberg, a girl with autism (like me) who helped the climate change problem. One of the most influential kids is Abraham Keita, who believes that “however difficult one’s childhood, it is possible to change your life and help others.” Like. Me.

This book is written by Amanda Li and illustrated by Amy Blackwell, whose pictures resemble children’s books today: cute and pastel-like, complete with hand-lettering. The book also encourages you to be like these people by doing meaningful activities. Another example of influential people in this book: the Nona siblings, a boy and two girls from Australia who survived a swim on the way to a birthday party with their parents.

When I read this book, I felt hopeful and excited to make a difference in the world like these kids have. Boys and girls who may grow up to be like these people (thank you, very helpful activities) will like this book.

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Author Amanda Li
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 120 pages
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date 2020-01-14
ISBN 9781524855291
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Issue July 2020
Category Tweens


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