New Book - Stories For Kids Who Dare To Be Different Features Celebrity Magician Dorothy Dietrich

By Ben Brooks, True Tales of Amazing People Who Stood Up and Stood Out
Dorothy Dietrich
Dorothy Dietrich
SCRANTON, Pa. - May 10, 2019 - PRLog -- Dorothy Dietrich, groundbreaking stage and television magician, escape artist, historian, and creator of The Houdini Museum, the only building in the world dedicated to Houdini, is one of the people chosen to be expounded on in Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different.  She came to the fore as an innovative teenager sawing men in half, and doing dangerous magic stunts men shied away from, including the great Harry Houdini. She became the first woman in history to accomplish the Jinxed Bullet catch, "The stunt that scared Houdini," and the only woman to escape 150 feet in the air tied in a Straitjacket attached to a burning rope for a Home Box Office Special that she starred in. NY Times article on Houdini "Miss Dietrich, on the strength of her televised stunts, could claim preeminence"

HoudiniOpoly.  Dorothy Dietrich recently designed a KickStarter success program The Largest Houdini project in KickStarter history and the largest successful Scranton, Pa project in history as well.  HoudiniOpoly(dot)com

This follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. Others included in this diverse book of biographies are Hans Christian Andersen, Jack Johnson, Sally Ride, Andy Warhol, Andrea Bocelli, Joan of Arc, Andrew Carnegie,  Peter Jackson, Simon Bolivar, the Wright Brothers, and many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, the same author-illustrator team who collaborated on Stories for Boys…, offer a compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers of all genders from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. The profiles offer a welcome narrative: one that celebrates resilience, individuality, expression, introverts, sensitivity and innovators.

Last fall, Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different came out to much acclaim and earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. But the author also received feedback from families who were looking for biography books for all kids, regardless of gender. This was the genesis for Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different.  The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.

Publication Date: May, 2019.  Running Press Kids

Ages 8-12; Grade Level: 3 - 7: paper over board;

Hardcover, 160 pages

$16.99 US;

$22.49 CAN

ISBN: 9780762468553; E-book ISBN: 9780762468546;

Book info: Running Press Kids, Valerie Howlett

Children's Publicity and Marketing Manager

For more info goto

Dietrich starring Rich Little's You Asked For It - Straitjacket Escape

Dietrich performing jinxed bullet catch Donald Trump's Resorts International AC

HBO TV Worlds Greatest Escapes starring-Dietrich Straitjacket tied to burning rope.

Dietrich featured in Women in American History.

Dietrich replaced vandalized bust at Houdini grave. Cost $10,000.

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