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Performed by the acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Fantastic Four, Creed), Upstanders is a stirring tribute to the ordinary people who make a remarkable difference in big cities and small towns across the country.

For more than a year, Howard Schultz, the chairman and former CEO of Starbucks, and former Washington Post senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran searched the country for even more of America's unsung heroes, as a follow-up to Upstanders' first season. Now you'll hear the stories and voices of the people they found - local citizens who are demonstrating unbelievable courage and inspiring a better America at a time when we need these heroes more than ever.

From the Dallas chef who's staffing his restaurant with former juvenile offenders, to the Missoula, Montana mother who opened her community's hearts and doors to refugees, to the Seattle firefighter who's helping to destigmatize post-traumatic stress among our nation's first responders - the 11 individuals featured in this second volume of Upstanders embody the American spirit and much of what's missing from today's national debate over how to salvage America's soul.

Through their passion for humanity, courage to lead, and willingness to act, the Upstanders we celebrate here remind us that we all have the power to create positive change in our communities and beyond.

©2017 Starbucks Coffee Company (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Tarindu
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 10-22-17

just simply remarkable!

In an age where larger than life heroes grab our attention, it is more spectacular for me to understand that every day heroes dedicate themselves to make their world a little bit better through selfless consistent acts of courage!

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  • Ashley
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 08-09-18

Inspiring!

I really like the stories in this book. Made me appreciate the life that i have now. Great read! And of course it's Micheal B. Jordan. :)

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From beginning to end contentment covers you

For a moment everything isn't so bad, worth the time, great on long road trips and soothing for the mind.

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Very political

Not political? Bullpucky. Very anti-Trump and liberal. Stories are uplifting, but very pro-Democratic agenda and pro Obama.

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  • Joel
  • Ohio
  • 07-27-18

Inspiring

Stories of people that are not just standing by and watching things that need correcting, but doing something about it.

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Not what I expected

This book was not what I was expecting. It was boring and I decided to stop after the first story. I am removing it from my list of device books to make room for something more appropriate for me. I felt the stories about the life of the character was good but not told in a manner that retained my interest.

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Great narrator

Very descriptive and interesting book
Pleasant for the hear, easy follow through, good subjects. V.bush

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Good to hear . Nice audible . Good to hear . Nice .good to hear .Nice

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good to hear about good people

apparently this isn't optional of you have to write at least 15 words about the book

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Outstanding!!

Outstanding! Great heartwarming stories that restores your faith in humanity.

Thanks Audible for making it a free download so many more will be able to listen to them.

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  • OldnCreaky
  • 04-24-18

Pioneers

Inspiring stories of pioneering people. There are good things happening that never hit the news.

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