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Boys Who Rocked the World

Boys Who Rocked the World

Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee

Illustrated by: David Hahn
For Ages: 8 - 12
Meet young men with grand goals in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King—each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young men are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the nonprofit organization Kids vs. Global Warming.
     It’s never too soon to start making a difference, and this empowering collection of accomplished young men makes for ideal motivation.
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  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582703312 | 
  • October 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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King Tutankhamun

APPROXIMATELY 1347–1329 BC PHAROAH EGYPT

As my eyes grew accustomed to the light . . . I was struck dumb with amazement.

—HOWARD CARTER, ARCHAEOLOGIST, REFERRING TO THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB

Ten-year-old Tutankhamun nervously approached the great Karnak Temple. The last in a long line of rulers, young Tut was to be crowned pharaoh of Egypt. It was now his job to oversee the largest empire in the world, which stretched from Africa to Asia. Will I be remembered as a great leader too? he wondered as he walked past the great monuments and statues of the pharaohs who had... see more

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Michelle Roehm McCann
Photograph by Holland Studios

Michelle Roehm McCann

Michelle Roehm McCann has worked as a children’s book editor and art director for more than twenty years, as well as writing and compiling seven award-winning children’s books of her own. She teaches children’s and young adult book publishing at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, two world-rocking kids, and their brilliant cats, Horace and Percy.

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