Books About Courage

Here is a list of books about courage for people of all ages. If you don’t have these in your personal library and your public library is closed, consider using a free online reading app such as Kindle or Google Play Books or websites such as Project Gutenberg, Open Library, Smashwords, Blurb, or Wattpad. Your library card may give you access to electronic books via OverDrive or Hoopla. Also, remember that grandparents can read books to their grandkids via Skype, FaceTime and other technologies.

Herb the Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass
Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave by Jessica Hische
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
Max the Brave by Ed Vere

Young Elementary:
The Mud Pony by Caron Lee Cohen
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Upper Elementary:
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Standing Bear of the Ponca by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

High School:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary by Pamela Dean
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Divergent series by Veronica Roth
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Adult Fiction:
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Adult Non-Fiction:
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat by Jennifer Howd
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Old Jules by Mari Sandoz
I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita
Educated by Tara Westover