For Kids

Fortunately, by Remy Charlip (New York: Macmillan, 1987). An absolute must for young readers. It's a model on changing your unfortunates into fortunates.Ages 4 to 10.

My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things, by Judith Viorst (New

York:Aladdin Paperbacks, 1988).A young boy discovers that adults— even his mother—can make mistakes. Ages 3 to 8.

Comeback! Four True Stories, by Jim O'Connor. (New York: Random House, 1992).The tale of four famous athletes who overcame serious injuries or debilitating conditions through effort, perseverance, and an optimistic outlook.Ages 7 to 11.

Mistakes That Worked, by Charlotte Foltz Jones. (New York: Double-day, 1991). A series of short stories that describe over forty inventions that were all discovered by accident, including Silly Putty, ice cream cones, pizza, chocolate chip cookies,Velcro, aspirin, Frisbees, and even X-rays.Ages 8 to 13.

The Giraffe Project. [http;//]. A nonprofit organization that recognizes people for sticking their necks out for the common good and not giving up.The project's "Standing Tall" curriculum helps teachers and youth leaders build courage, caring, and responsibility in kids 6 to 18 years old.

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