“T” They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made A Difference
Setting an example with great energy to help inspire the youth, Sandra McLoed Humphry created a fanstastic book for all ages. Here is Sandra story ~ While doing my school visits, I discovered so many students who had already given up their dreams and no longer had any personal aspirations. They were willing to settle for “just getting by” and weren’t particularly interested in discovering their passions. I wanted to restore their hopes and their dreams by showing them that one person can indeed make a difference. Each of the 25 men and women in my book made a unique contribution which changed and shaped the course of history, and they weren’t afraid to take a risk even when it frequently meant standing alone. I write my books to encourage kids to believe in themselves, to discover their passions, and to follow their hearts and persevere until they fulfill their dreams. I also encourage my readers to always think in terms of eventually giving back to society as they are able to do so.
They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Differenceis a collection of brief biographies of 25 men and women who refused to conform to the societal beliefs and expectations of their time and, by stepping out and away from the crowd, they changed their world and ours as well. (For ages 10 and up). It has just received the 2011 Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Young Adult Nonfiction and was the 2011-2012 DIY Book Festival Winner for the Teenage category.
My Blog: My DARE TO DREAM BIG! Blog at http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog/is part educational/part inspirational and presents a new biography each week of someone who overcame great obstacles to achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams.
Here are some comments from Blog followers:
Another incredible story Sandra. Thanks for sharing. Where would the world be without people who refuse to give up on an idea! Darlene Foster
Another wonderful story. I always leave this site thinking, if these pioneers can accomplish so very much. Maybe there is a chance for me to realize my dream. Back to the writing table!! Olyn Warfield
Love to read these! I always learn so much about such influential people. Thank you Sandy! Eli Pacheco
Love today’s post! Was it your intention to leave readers with misty eyes? If so, you succeeded! I am sharing this on a future blog if that’s okay with you. I am definitely linking this back on my blog. Thank you for your time and your work. Pam
I love these inspirational posts. I’m a firm believer that anyone who ever made it, and I mean, really made it, most likely faced adversity at some point(s) in their lives. He or she who tries nothing, achieves nothing. I’m a follower Sandra. Keep up the great work. Keith Flanagan
Sandra McLeod Humphrey is a retired clinical psychologist, a character education consultant, and an award-winning author of eight middle-grade and young adult books. She’s also the recipient of the National Character Education Center’s Award for Exemplary Leadership in Ethics Education (2000) and the 2005 Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature. You can learn more about her books by visiting her Web site at http://www.kidscandoit.com.