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                10-21-2012, 03:48 PM by mama_y_sol
                

                They Stood Alone is a great home school resource.  My 8 year old daughter has really enjoyed reading this book.  I really like how each chapter focuses on one person.  It doesn't provide an overwhelming amount of information, but instead inspires her to research more in depth information on her own.  

                 

                I especially appreciate how each chapter starts with an "Imagine This" paragraph.  This initial paragraph helps to set the stage as to the way society was during the time ...

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                They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference

                Description: Imagine 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.

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                Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey
                Binding Paperback
                EAN 9781616144852
                ISBN 1616144858
                Label Prometheus Books
                Manufacturer Prometheus Books
                Publisher Prometheus Books
                Studio Prometheus Books
                Title They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference
                SKU NP9781616144852
                ProductGroup Book
                ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
                Item Height 0.65 inches
                Item Weight 0.55 pounds
                Item Width 6.04 inches
                Package Height 1.1 inches
                Package Length 8.82 inches
                Package Weight 0.55 pounds
                Package Width 5.98 inches
                Item Length 8.98 inches