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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

(2018)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Winner of the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year 2018.

Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... All dared to be different.

Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity.

But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress?

There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

A beautiful and transporting audiobook packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain while also encouraging and inspiring.



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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons
Author(s): Ben Brooks
ISBN: 0-7624-6592-1 / 978-0-7624-6592-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Author(s): Ben Brooks
ISBN: 1-78747-198-5 / 978-1-78747-198-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different Journal
Author(s): Ben Brooks
ISBN: 1-5294-0738-9 / 978-1-5294-0738-9 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Author(s): Ben Brooks
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU