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The Life Heroic: How To Unleash Your Most Amazing Self

The Life Heroic: How To Unleash Your Most Amazing Self


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Heroes are superhuman. Or at least it's easy to assume that when you read ripped-from-the-news stories of derring-do. But in reality, almost anyone who's motivated can be a hero, and the heroes who make the biggest impact aren't always the ones who make headlines. This approachable, research-backed guide will equip kids with the tools they need to become everyday heroes. Along the way, you'll hear from real heroes living out the truth of psychologist Phil Zimbardo's words: "Most heroes are ordinary. It's the act of heroism that's extraordinary."

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ISBN-13: 9781942186250
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Svoboda is a science writer who has contributed to The New York Times, Psychology Today, and O: the Oprah Magazine. She lives in San Jose with her husband and young son.

Chris Hajny is a product designer, photographer, illustrator, and creative collaborator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What It Means to Be a Hero 13

2 Find Ways to Help 27

3 Recognize Your Hero's Journey 39

4 Seek Mentors and Role Models 55

5 Overcoming Obstacles Means Standing Out 66

6 Heroes Get Schooled 75

7 Passing the Test 86

8 Transform Pain into Heroic Purpose 102

9 Grow Your Tribe 110

10 Turn Heroic Goals into a Heroic Life 118

Questions for Discussion 128

Sources 132

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