The hero next door

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 26 Libraries 26 of 27 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J HER
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Summary
From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J. Palacio ( Wonder ), Rita Williams-Garcia ( One Crazy Summer ), Linda Sue Park ( A Long Walk to Water ), and many more.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common- they make the world a better place.

Published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this vibrant anthology features thirteen acclaimed authors whose powerful and diverse voices show how small acts of kindness can save the day. So pay attention, because a hero could be right beside you. Or maybe the hero is you.

AUTHORS INCLUDE- William Alexander, Joseph Bruchac, Lamar Giles, Mike Jung, Hena Khan, Juana Medina, Ellen Oh, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ronald L. Smith, Rita Williams-Garcia, and short-story contest winner Suma Subramaniam
Contents
Minnows and zombies / by Rita Williams-Garcia
One wish / by Ronald L. Smith
The assist / by Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin
Home / by Hena Khan
Ellison's cornucopia : a Logan County story / by Lamar Giles
Rescue / by Suma Subramaniam
The save / by Joseph Bruchac
Los abuelos, two bright minds / text and illustrations by Juana Medina
Thrown / Mike Jung
A girl's best friend / by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Everly's overworldly dilemma / by Ellen Oh
Reina Madrid / by R.J. Palacio
Go fish / by William Alexander.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Heroes can be your best friend, your next-door neighbor, or even you. In this collection, published in collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, young readers will experience stories about everyday heroic actions. Highlights include the mythology-infused One Wish, in which Sacky lets Old Beggar Cuz into his house for a bite to eat. Cuz tells a story of a wolf cursed to roam forever until he experiences the kindness of a stranger and can grant one wish, hoping the stranger will wish to break his curse. In Assist, Eddie discovers Noah trying to turn in an essay he downloaded online and steps up to help Noah write one on his own and stay on the soccer team. Lastly, in Everly's Otherworldly Dilemma, readers follow Everly as she hunts down a goblin along with her friend Max, a shapeshifter whose fathers taught them to protect themselves against creatures called Buraku. In these 13 stories by recognizable authors (including Linda Sue Park, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac) writing in various genres, there is a story for everyone.--Lindsey Tomsu Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Compiled in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this collection of 13 stories by well-known writers for young people showcases everyday heroes of varied gender identity, ethnicity, class, and neurodiversity who resolve a plethora of issues, both otherworldly and mundane. Among its most notable entries are Hena Khan's "Home," in which a girl named Aleena grapples with the wonder and frustration of living with her newly adopted little brother; Lamar Giles's "Ellison's CORNucopia: A Logan County Story," in which African-American twin girls Leen and "Wiki" use their mechanical inventions and impressive memory, respectively, to solve the case of a stolen cash box at the local farmers' market; and Mike Jung's "Thrown," about Stevie, an Asian-American martial arts student with autism, who struggles with the transition from kids' to teen and adult aikido classes, and finds anchoring support from adults in his life, some on the spectrum. With central characters as diverse as the expansive, realistic worlds they inhabit, these accomplished stories triumphantly redefine the meaning of the word hero. Ages 8--12. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Heroes -- Juvenile fiction.
Courage -- Juvenile fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Bildungsromans.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola, editor.
Language English
Description 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780525646303
0525646302
9780525646310
0525646310
9780525646334
0525646337
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