The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness
About this book
A life-changing book that shows kids it's cool to be kind.
A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the world with kindness and compassion, from David Attenborough to Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler to Usain Bolt.
What if we celebrated boys for their kindness as well their strength? For their generosity as well as their success? For their loyal friendship as well as their charm? The Good Guys introduces us to 50 heroes who have showed that changing the world doesn't require a sword or a corporate jet. Readers will find stories of extraordinary men including Muhammad Ali, Professor Green, Patrick Stewart and Lionel Messi, as well as unsung heroes such as James Harrison, who has spent fifty years donating his rare blood to save millions of babies.
There's even a section celebrating ten boys who didn't let their young age stop them from helping others, such as Matthew Kaplan, who responded to his brother's bullies by setting up an anti-bullying programme for schools. The Good Guys celebrates the feats of heroes and everyday men, and will show kids that it really is cool to be kind.
Reviews all around the world
We bought goodnight stories for rebel girls for our daughter, and wanted a comparable book for our 6 year old son. I looked at stories for boys who dare to be different, but thought that some of the content+context was too grown up for him. So we bought this book instead. It's a fantastic book, full of well known names - thinkers / sportsmen / business men / religious leaders / entrepreneurs. Really inspirational, well written, and very positive throughout. He loves reading it. It complements the rebel girls book well too - our daughter has also been working her way through it when she gets the opportunity.. Would make a great gift for boys of all ages.