(This is a repost from an article I wrote for Brightly.)
Bravery can take many forms in literature and in life. We witness it in everyday heroes who stand up to the local bully, secret spies that save innocent lives, and those who fight for causes bigger than themselves. Reading stories with characters that persevere through adversity with bravery and determination can inspire kids (and adults) to embody these traits in our own lives.
Check out these 12 kid-approved stories with brave and heroic characters span genres — including contemporary fiction, historical fiction, adventure, and nonfiction.