Ben Brooks presents 76 men who represent compassion, innovation, and sensitivity. Great male role models such as Stephen Hawking, Barack Obama, and Jesse Owens are highlighted with a wonderful portrait by Quinton Wintor. Read about these figures through history who have gone against stereotypes to become men to believe in. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.
You won’t find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks — with the help of Quinton Wintor’s striking full-color illustrations — offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.
It’s an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more — heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
"Filled with interesting stories about boys (and men) that contributed and changed the world in their own ways, this text is sure to inspire young readers and show them that there are many, many different ways to make a difference." Booklist
About the Author
Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Berlin. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up and Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015.