Heroes Among Us: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices by John Quinones

Review by Cindy Bohn of Digging up Bohns

ABC news reporter John Quinones profiles several people who are making a difference. From those who rescue people out of burning buildings or floodwaters, to a woman who saved Jewish children during WWII, to a man working to help homeless abandoned children in South America, there are so many stories of people who are heroes.

I liked the 'What Would You Do?' section, with occasions that might call for a little heroism. But my favorite parts were about Quinones himself - his time spent as a migrant farm worker, his dedicated parents to pushed him to get an education.

This book is clean, but some of the stories are that of overcoming violence, which is occasionally described in enough detail that I would be careful of sharing the book with a child. However, there are also great stories in here that children would enjoy. I guess I'm just saying to look through for yourself first.

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