Boys Who Rocked the World

Boys Who Rocked the World

Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee

By Michelle Roehm McCann; David Hahn (Illustrator)

Beyond Words Publishing, Hardcover, 9781582703626, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

Meet young men with grand goals in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.
This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World "encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King--each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young men are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now--boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the nonprofit organization Kids vs. Global Warming.
It's never too soon to start making a difference, and this empowering collection of accomplished young men makes for ideal motivation.

About the Author
Michelle Roehm McCann has worked as a children's book editor and art director for more than twenty years, as well as writing and compiling seven award-winning children's books of her own. She teaches children's and young adult book publishing at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, two world-rocking kids, and their brilliant cats, Horace and Percy.

David Hahn is the acclaimed illustrator of Vertigo's BITE CLUB, as well as writer/artist of Private Beach, and artist of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four.

Praise For Boys Who Rocked the World

This title is a perfect motivational tool for young men. It hits home about how you can do what you dream even at an early age if you work hard.

Barbara Allen, VOYA August 2012

"In an appealing, conversational style, McCann presents minibiographies of boys from all over the world, from ancient to contemporary, who prove that youth need not be a barrier to "rocking the world."