Every day, ordinary people are thrown into circumstances they didn't expect and never wanted. Those who act with courage and determination transform the lives of those around them. They put their own lives in danger and become heroes. Read the inspirational stories of six men, women, and children who took action without concern for their own safety, and be captivated by their bravery! Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text features high-interest content. With TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this fascinating text!