An illustrated book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history, for fans of Heroes for My Son and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
Our history books are full of great men, from inventors to explorers to presidents. But these great men were not always good men. It's time for our role models to change. This book pays tribute to Mr. Rogers, Barack Obama, Hayao Miyazaki, and more: men whose masculinity is grounded in compassion and care.
These men have varying worldviews and are accomplished in a range of fields, but they share important commonalities. They served their communities. They treated people with respect. They lifted others up. And they went on to create change, inspire others, and, indeed, do great things--not in spite of their goodness, but because of it.
These men's stories will educate, entertain, and encourage the next generation of writers, activists, entrepreneurs, and other leaders of all genders to do better and be better--to be truly groundbreaking.
Peters celebrates 40 men from across the globe who have strived to make the world a better place. Presented in chronological order, the subjects include figures of substantial fame and with significant presence on the public stage President Barack Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda alongside individuals whose influence is of a more reserved nature (Bob Ross, host of The Joy of Painting). Others work to fight oppression, including Chinese diplomat Feng-Shan Ho, who helped Jewish people escape to Shanghai during WWII. Longtime pals Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, the late Anthony Bourdain, and Kendrick Lamar are among the famed figures of the media and entertainment worlds. Success isn't measured by status or dollar signs, Peters notes. Instead, being "groundbreaking" is about the choices one makes to better the world. Ages 8 12.