Braver than I Thought: Real People, Real Courage, Real Hope
*Pre-order, available 9/13/2022*
Magazine spreads and Hollywood hits showcase stars with perfect skin, perfect faces, perfect hair, perfect lives, perfect...everything. But what if the absence of scars is really a lie? And what if, underneath all that perfection, something far more powerful and authentic is waiting to be seen, shown, and heard? In Braver Than I Thought, kids meet the true stories of remarkable people whose scars have been a part of their journey, who have helped them become the world-shakers and game- changers that they are! Kids will find the engaging and high-interest stories of Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman, war veteran and now-senator Tammy Duckworth, and beyond-belief rock climber extraordinaire Aron Ralston, who have all endured intense trauma that led to pronounced scars, but also helped them forge purposeful identities as they came to peace with their bodies. Readers will find that whatever the physical, mental, or emotional challengesthat we face, it is not the end of a story, but rather the beginning of a new one.