Thursday, January 5, 2012

They Stood Alone! - Sandra McLeod Humphrey

They Stood Alone!
25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference

by Sandra McLeod Humphrey

They Stood Alone! 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference is a collection of  brief biographies of  25 men and women who refused to conform to the societal beliefs and expectations of their time. By stepping away from the crowd, they changed our world.

BIOGRAPHY

Sandra McLeod Humphrey is a retired clinical psychologist, a character education consultant, and an award-winning author of eight middle-grade and young adult books.  She’s also the recipient of the National Character Education Center’s Award for Exemplary Leadership in Ethics Education (2000) and the 2005 Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature.

Why Sandra wrote this book:

While doing my school visits, I found that many of the students I talked with had already given up their hopes and dreams and had no particular aspirations for their futures. They were willing to settle for "just getting by" and weren't particularly interested in discovering their passions.

I wanted to write a book to restore some of their dreams and aspirations and let them know that one person can indeed make a difference.

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OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS

If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? (Prometheus Books, 10/1995)
It’s Up to You...What Do You Do? (Prometheus Books, 1/1999)
Keepin’ It Real: A Young Teen Talks With God (CSS Publ., 1/2003)
MORE--If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? (Prometheus Books, 5/2003)
Dare to Dream!: 25 Extraordinary Lives (Prometheus Books, 3/2005)
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs (Prometheus Books, 12/2007)
Me, Myself, and I: Youth Meditations for Grades Five through Eight (CSS Publishing, 7/2008)
They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference (Prometheus Books, 11/2011)
Making Bad Stuff Good (Royal Fireworks Publishing Company, coming 3/2012)

ABBREVIATED LIST OF AWARDS
Recipient of the National Character Education Center’s Award for Exemplary Leadership in Ethics Education (2000)
 “Author of the Month” for December 2003 for MyShelf.com
Recipient of the 2005 Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature
2008 & 2009 Mom’s Choice Gold Awards
2008 & 2009 American Authors Association Silver Quill Awards
2009 Mom’s Choice Silver Award
2009 Young Voices Foundation Silver & Bronze Awards
2009 Readers Favorite Gold & Silver Medal Awards
2010 Young Voices Foundation Gold & Bronze Awards 

6 comments:

  1. Sandra is a wonderful author and gives such inspiration to kids. I just gave her book "Dare to Dream" to my niece for Christmas and she loved it.

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  2. I'm glad to hear it! Sandra deserves all the success she earns.

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  3. This book is great.
    I love books like this.
    I provide social skills training, empathy training, and teambuilding activities for children ages (7 to 12) at a residential treatment facility. I think this book is perfect for children in this age group!

    Danny Pettry, MS, CTRS, Rec. Therapist

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  4. This sounds like a great book! I love the idea, and I think kids will, too.

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  5. Thanks, Lynn, Mike, Danny, and Laurie--I appreciate your comments!

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  6. Sandra,
    I have noticed your book before, but haven't had a chance to read it yet, so this is a great reminder. I'm looking forward to seeing who the 25-people are that you wrote about and reading their stories. I am fascinated by what gives some people the courage to stand up and make a difference, and have written a about a few of them. Deep down, maybe I think if I write about them I might find the answer and be able to be courageous myself.

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