The Hero Next Door by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

The Hero Next Door

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich with William Alexander (Contributor), Lamar Giles (Contributor), Joseph Bruchac (Contributor), Mike Jung (Contributor), Hena Khan (Contributor), Ellen Oh (Contributor), Linda Sue Park (Contributor), Anna Dobbin (Contributor), Cynthia Leitich Smith (Contributor), Ronald L. Smith (Contributor), Rita Williams-Garcia (Contributor), Suma Subramaniam (Contributor), R.J. Palacio (Contributor)

6 hours, 14 minutes first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction middle grade short stories challenging slow-paced


From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's a...

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adventurous 100%
emotional 100%
lighthearted 100%
hopeful 50%
informative 50%
inspiring 50%
reflective 50%
sad 50%


medium 100%

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Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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