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Be the One : Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope - Byron Pitts

Be the One

Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope

Paperback Published: 1st July 2018
ISBN: 9781442483835
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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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.

Drug Addiction.
Mental Illness.

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

Industry Reviews

"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: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st July 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11

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