Everything you need to understand or teach David and Goliath Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.
Brief Summary: Just as David defeated Goliath, it is possible for the weak to defeat the strong, the oppressed to best the powerful and the brightest to fall in defeat at the feet of those presumed to be less intelligent. To do so may require some workarounds and innovation but it can be done. Difficulties can be turned into desirables with the right attitude and approach. Even dyslexia has proven to be a major force in the achievements of highly successful people. Suffering through a childhood with a debilitating condition or with the loss of a parent or other hardship, a child learns how to devise unconventional methods to survive. As an adult, he applies what he learned to adult-sized challenges and problems. While no one would wish dyslexia or personal tragedy upon a child, when it occurs it can ultimately be used to the individual’s advantage.