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 frame. It also helps my daughter to connect more personally with these individuals. It makes them more relate-able, instead of some far away characters. My daughter is clearly able to understand what make these individuals different, as why it is important to read about them.
The Author chose a great variety of men and women to cover. Everyone from scientists to activists, to astronauts and athletes. Already my daughter has been inspired to read more about Amelia Earhart on her own. This book has been a great addition to our home school collection.