Stories for boys who dare to be different
Ben Brooks
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Stories for boys who dare to be different

true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons

First U.S. edition.
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Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster . . . More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

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Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster . . . More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Stories for boys who dare to be different

true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons

First U.S. edition.

This edition was published in


Edition Description

Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster . . . More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Table of Contents

Patch Adams
Eddie Aikau
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa
Mohed Altrad
Roald Amundsen
Daniel Anthony
Louis Armstrong
David Attenborough
Baldwin IV
Louis Braille
Eugene Cernan
Favio Chávez
Confucius
Frederick Douglass
Jesse Eisenberg
Jaime Escalante
The Four Chaplains
Charles Fourier
Galileo Galilei
Mahatma Gandhi
Bill Gates
Siddhartha Gautama
Rick Genest
King George VI
John Green
Alan L. Hart
Achmat Hassiem
Stephen Hawking
Jim Henson
Ryan Jreljac
Steve Irwin
Chief Joseph
William Kamkwamba
John Lennon
Carl Linnaeus
Nelson Mandela
William Moulton Marston
Iqbal Masih
Don McPherson
Chrstian McPhilamy
Lionel Messi
Harvey Milk
Caine Monroy
Jorge Muñoz
Trevor Noah
Tenzing Norgay
Ric O'Barry
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Christopher Paolini
Sergei Polunin
Daniel Radcliffe
Ghyslain Raza
Hans Scholl
Percy Shelley
Boyan Slat
Vedran Smailović
Steven Spielberg
Jeffree Star
Chesley Sullenberger
Swampy
Daniel Tammet
Tank Man
Alan Turing
John Tyndall
Uyaquq
Rick van Beek
Ludwig van Beethoven
Vincent Van Gogh
Nick Vujicic
Taika Waititi
Ai Weiwei
Oscar Wilde
Nicholas Winton
Ken Yeang
Benjamin Zephaniah.

Edition Notes

Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Quercus Editions Ltd., a Hachette UK Company.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.31
Library of Congress
CT107 .B75 2018

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26889795M
ISBN 10
0762465921
ISBN 13
9780762465927
LC Control Number
2018938087

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