Teacher Guide: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Living in a community of fierce fishermen on the island of Hikueru, young Mafatu struggles against a crippling fear of the sea. Though his name marks him as “Stout Heart,” his tribe has labeled him “The Boy Who Was Afraid” and shunned him for his cowardice. Determined to earn his father’s approval and to conquer this disability, Mafatu embarks on a dangerous trip into the heart of the sea to prove his courage.