Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Artisan
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
1150L
Description
How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker—both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan.

Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781579656607
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 8.1, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
1150L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf1eb267e-e7b5-0955-9267-c7ddcea03559
Grouping Titlechoosing courage inspiring true stories of what it means to be a hero
Grouping Authorpeter collier
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-15 04:40:41AM
Last Indexed2022-08-15 05:07:14AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_interest_level
MG
accelerated_reader_point_value
10
accelerated_reader_reading_level
8.1
author
Collier, Peter
author_display
Collier, Peter
available_at_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker—both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan.
Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and "surviving hell" as a prisoner of war.

format_addison
eBook
format_category_addison
eBook
id
f1eb267e-e7b5-0955-9267-c7ddcea03559
isbn
9781579656607
last_indexed
2022-08-15T10:07:14.550Z
lexile_score
1150
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781579656607
publishDate
2015
publisher
Artisan
recordtype
grouped_work
title_display
Choosing Courage Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
title_full
Choosing Courage Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
title_short
Choosing Courage
title_sub
Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
topic_facet
Biography & Autobiography
History
Juvenile Nonfiction
Reference

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:912e771c-1407-4ffc-bce5-82992b677a86-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:912e771c-1407-4ffc-bce5-82992b677a861Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:912e771c-1407-4ffc-bce5-82992b677a86eBookeBookEnglishArtisan2015

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:912e771c-1407-4ffc-bce5-82992b677a86-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:912e771c-1407-4ffc-bce5-82992b677a861Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue