Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons
Author: Ben Brooks Illustrator: Quinton Winter
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
This book is about 77 inspiration boys/men who looked out for the stars!
As the book states, it is “an inspirational collection of famous and not so famous men from the past to the present day, who went on to make the world a better place through compassion, generosity and self-belief.”
These are men, who have changed the world for the better, in their own quiet way. And they have done so by not following the stereotypical path, but carving out their own.
These are men, who have defied the toxic masculinity, have not shied away from hiding their emotions.
These are men, who through their stories also tell the kids its ok to go against the grain, to not succumb to peer pressure.
And that is a lesson boys (as well as girls) need to learn.
Ben Brooks’ biographies are very inclusive, it has men from across the globe, culture and social class. It has stories about several famous men we have heard of like Gandhi, Bill Gates, Obama, Nelson Mandela and Lionel Messi. But then, it also has stories about lesser known figures who have done amazing work. Continue reading