They Stood Alone
By: Sandra McLeod Humphrey
About the BookImagine this: For centuries everyone has believed that the sun and all the planets revolve around the earth. But by studying the old books and observing the heavens, you have concluded that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Your theory is so radical that you are hesitant to tell others about it. Your name is Nicolaus Copernicus. Although at first your beliefs are denounced and ridiculed, your observations are eventually proved correct. In time, you come to be called the founding father of modern astronomy.
Or imagine this: It’s the early 19th century and women have few legal rights. Married women can’t own property, their wages belong to their husbands, and they don’t even have the right of guardianship over their children. You know the laws are unfair, but as a young woman yourself, what can you do? Your name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You spend your life fighting for women’s rights, and later many give you credit for being the architect and founder of the Women’s Rights Movement.
Nicolaus Copernicus and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are just two of the twenty-five extraordinary men and women whom you will have a chance to meet in this inspiring book that explores and celebrates people who had the courage to follow their own convictions, even when everyone around them said they were wrong. They were people of vision who saw life from a new perspective and were willing to question conventional wisdom. And their revolutionary breakthroughs changed and shaped the course of history.
Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey invites you to have the courage to stand alone too, hold on to your dreams, and follow your heart wherever it may lead. Like the twenty-five pioneers who lived before you, you too may someday make a difference.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This is a book that everyone needs to read! Author Sandra Humphrey has written about 25 men and women who made a major difference in our world. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things that made a huge different in our lives today. Some of these I have heard of, but some I hadn’t, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading this informative book. I was especially delighted to find Booker T. Washington included because his home place is just miles from my house. I really didn’t know anything about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and it was interesting to find out that she had much to do with the equality of women. We also learn about more awesome people from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, with important and interesting information about each.
This is an easy book to read, the chapters being short and can be read in a few minutes. Sandra has included a picture of each person, with their date of birth and the date they passed away. And she writes each of their stories in an interesting way that captures your attention, making you want to keep reading.
I highly recommend this book for your reading enjoyment. This is especially a great book for school age children. Pick up your copy today.
This book was provided by the author for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.
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