Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

BEATRICE COSGROVE reviewer

****(4 out of 5 stars) 

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li is about kids doing amazing things or going through something very hard but being courageous and rising up. There are several stories, each of which include extra information at the end about activities or how to handle things that like the ones in the story. It is a great book to page through, looking for a story that appeals to you. It is also an inspiring read—if you are inspired by one of the people in the book, you can learn more about what they do and how they do it.

One story is about a person named Mohamad Al Jounde, who moved from Syria to a refugee camp in Lebanon and learned how to use a camera from a photo journalist. Mohamad taught the other children in the camp how to use the camera. At the end, he tells you how to take a good picture and how to be a good leader. 

I recommend this book to ages 8+. 

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