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Emmy Award–winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance.
None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to “be the one” for them—the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves. Through stirring interviews and his award-winning storytelling, Byron Pitts brings the struggles and triumphs of these everyday heroes to teens just like them, encouraging all of us to be the source of inspiration in our own lives and to appreciate the lives of others around us.
About the Author
Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy Award–winning journalist known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, and in-depth interviews. A news veteran with over thirty years of experience, Mr. Pitts has traveled around the world to cover some of the biggest news stories of our time including the Florida presidential recount, the tsunami in Indonesia, the refugee crisis in Kosovo, and the Boston marathon bombing investigation
"Although the stories are heartbreaking, they also offer solace and hope to other youth who may be suffering through similar experiences." -- Kirkus Reviews * February 15, 2017 * "Reads like an engrossing news program...Uplifting in its message and captivating in its content, this book goes beyond typical hero worship to explore the notion of role models in modern society." -- Booklist * April 15, 2017 * "Pitts's sensitive storytelling and deep empathy for young people provide the backdrop for these compelling narratives." -- School Library Journal * April 2017 *
ISBN: 9781442483835 ISBN-10: 1442483830 Audience:
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old For Grades: 7 - 9 Format:
Number Of Pages: 128 Published: 1st July 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.11