Stories of Courage

Stories of Courage

Product details

  • Author: John Langan and Tanya Savory (editors)
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-574-1
  • Year: 2020
  • Page count: 154
  • Reading level: 6 & up
  • Lexile Level: 990
  • Availability: In stock


Want students to read more? So does Townsend Press. That's why we created the Townsend Library—a collection of high-interest paperbacks that engage readers. Acclaimed by educators and students alike, each Townsend Library book features compelling human stories and is available to schools for $3.

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In Stories of Courage, you will discover that courage comes in many forms. Some of the brave people you will meet include . . . 

  • Roxanne Black, a 15-year old fighting a life-threatening illness who still takes the time to help others like herself who are sick and scared. 
  • Glenn Cunningham, the victim of a terrible accident, who is told that he'll never walk again but who, against all odds, battles back—all the way to the Olympics. 
  • Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani woman who defies the Taliban and speaks out for girls' right to an education—even after a Taliban assassin shoots her in the face. 
  • Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major-league baseball, whose quiet dignity and determination enable him to triumph over countless racist attacks—and to pave the way for future players of color. 

 . . . and many more!