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Choosing Courage : inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero / Peter Collier.

Collier, Peter, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shoals Jr/Sr High School 355 COL (Text) 70710002002797 Non Fiction In process -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch TWEEN j 355 COLLIER (Text) 33946003125742 Tween Books - 1st Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781579657055
  • ISBN: 1579657052
  • Physical Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Artisan Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Published in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: World War II. Jack Lucas: the boy who went to war ; My grandfather the war hero by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes ; George Sakato: "going for broke" ; Desmond Doss: the lifesaver ; Vernon Baker: fighting for dignity -- The Korean War. Tibor Rubin: the survivor ; Ronald Rosser: a brother fights for revenge ; Overcoming fear by Wesley L. Fox ; Tom Hudner: the color of friendship -- The Vietnam War. Sammy Davis: a soldier's job ; A life saved by Jim Deister ; Alfred Rascon: ten minutes of hell ; George "Bud" Day: maximum resistance ; Surviving hell by Leo K. Thorness ; Thomas Norris and Michael Thornton: devils with green faces -- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Salvatore Giunta: bringing a buddy home ; Clinton Romesha: born to fight ; War wounds that last a lifetime by Juanita Milligan ; A daughter's story by MattieMae Milligan ; Leroy Petry: a ranger leads the way ; The loss of a son by Deb Dunham -- Heroism in civilian life. Rick Rescorla: warnings and bravery on 9/11 ; Jencie Fagan: a teacher's lesson in courage ; On being bullied and learning self-respect by Allen Lynch ; Jordy Cox: healing the world, one patient at a time ; On serving others before self by Jack Jacobs -- Afterword: the consequences of war -- The medal of honor: then and now.
Summary, etc.: "What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts"
Target Audience Note: 1150 Lexile.
Ages 10 and up.
Subject: Soldiers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Heroes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States > Armed Forces > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Medal of Honor > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Military biography > Juvenile literature.
United States > Armed Forces.
Medal of Honor.
Military biography.
Heroes and heroines > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.

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