Everything you need to understand or teach Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry.
Call it Courage is a Polynesian legend. It is the story of a young boy, named Mafatu, and his struggle for independence, courage, recognition and inclusion.
Mafatu, The Boy who was Afraid, has spent his life being ridiculed by his people. Mafatu fears the sea most of all, but he decides to conquer is fear and earn the respect of his people and his father. Mafatu is afraid of the sea because of a tragic event that occurred in his childhood, an event that resulted to the death of his mother.
He decides to leave home to try and conquer his demons, to overcome his fears. To do this, he sets out on a solitary journey with only Kivi and Uri (an albatross and a dog). Along the way, he is met with many challenges and he meets many enemies, including a giant octopus, a hammerhead shark, and a tribe... View more of the Call It Courage Summary
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