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Book Review/Giveaway: The Stood Alone! 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference. Ends March 17th

2011 Mom’s Choice Gold Award Recipient: They Stood ALONE! 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference.

About the Book: Imagine this: For centuries everyone has believed that the sun and all the planets revolve around the earth. But by studying the old books and observing the heavens, you have concluded that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Your theory is so radical that you are hesitant to tell others about it. Your name is Nicolaus Copernicus. Although at first your beliefs are denounced and ridiculed, your observations are eventually proved correct. In time, you come to be called the founding father of modern astronomy.

Or imagine this: It’s the early 19th century and women have few legal rights. Married women can’t own property, their wages belong to their husbands, and they don’t even have the right of guardianship over their children. You know the laws are unfair, but as a young woman yourself, what can you do? Your name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You spend your life fighting for women’s rights, and later many give you credit for being the architect and founder of the Women’s Rights Movement.

Nicolaus Copernicus and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are just two of the twenty-five extraordinary men and women whom you will have a chance to meet in this inspiring book that explores and celebrates people who had the courage to follow their own convictions, even when everyone around them said they were wrong. They were people of vision who saw life from a new perspective and were willing to question conventional wisdom. And their revolutionary breakthroughs changed and shaped the course of history.

My Review: Author Sandra Humphrey introduces us to 25 extraordinary men and women who broke with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths.

It’s so great to read about how these men and women from Christopher Columbus who prevailed over all obstacles and distraction and was able to spread European civilization across a significant portion of the earth to the Queen of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman who became an abolitionist, a humanitarian and a Union spy. They all made unique contributions that not only change but shaped the course of history.

Read about Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nikola Testa, Booker T. Washington, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, Rachel Carson, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Neil Armstrong.

This book will inspire men and women, boys and girls to have their own dreams and to always follow their heart till they attain their dream and make a different.  The layout and writing is simple and easy to read. I highly recommend this book for adults and children and for classroom teaching.

Pages: 176

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Giveaway Ends March 17th.

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1. Mandatory: First leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there.


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Winner is #1 – Carol L


February 25, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. I love the whole idea of this book. I absolutely love History and this book is a way to pass it onto my grand kids. These people went against al the odds to make a huge difference in our lives today. I actually want to read it myself and then can share with the grand kids. 🙂 I commented on Sandra’s interview. Thanks for another great book and Author feature.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | February 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks so much, Carol, and that’s exactly what I wanted to do. I want to inspire our kids to step away from the crowd and fulfill their own dreams! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Comment by Sandra McLeod Humphrey | February 25, 2012 | Reply

  2. I love the idea of putting the story and accomplishments of great people all in one books. For one your review was wonderful and I added this to my too be read shelf! I have been drawn the last few years to read more work such as this to talk to my children about amazing people and the way they went against the flow of being normal to stand up for their idea or belief. This sounds like an wonderful book to share with my family. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    Comment by Kelley Johnsen | February 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for your comment, Kelley. Through my books and my blog,I hope to inspire our kids to DARE TO DREAM BIG! and follow their hearts to fulfill their dreams. You can find my blog at
      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Comment by Sandra McLeod Humphrey | February 25, 2012 | Reply

  3. This sounds so inspiring! I like the idea of a book that provides many different positive role models.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | February 25, 2012 | Reply

  4. What a wonderful book to read to my kids! I like that it teaches them about important people in history and how important it is to believe in yourself 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | February 26, 2012 | Reply

    • I forgot my e-mail: khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

      Comment by Kristie | February 26, 2012 | Reply

  5. What a great ‘cast of characters’ to expose our kids to! When I was in 3rd grade I devoured the biographies in our school library and I can imagine most kids that age would love to read about these people who were trailblazers in their fields.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | February 27, 2012 | Reply

  6. Kids need positive role models to inspire them to make a positive impact on the world.

    Comment by Vanessa | March 3, 2012 | Reply

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