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Stories of Courage
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.
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!