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Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First

Author/Publisher/Website: Reynolds, L.
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Mar/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781582706658
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 6-9
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Resource Description

This resource provides snapshots of thirty-four people (and one horse) who changed the world despite facing set-backs and failure. The work includes men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and experience, including both well-known public figures and lesser-known people who have faced extreme challenges, including cultural stigmas of physical disabilities, discrimination, abuse, police brutality, murder, rape, prostitution, abandonment, shame, violence, and the risk of death. The author provides an extensive array of questions to prompt reflection on success, challenge, failure, and resilience, and encourage students to explore their beliefs and values. Teacher pre-reading recommended. Log in to read the full ERAC review.