This was the kind of man Duke loved to play: tough on his enemies, loyal to his friends, a gentleman with women, and deeply committed to those he loves.
Born Marion Morrison, the other kids would taunt him about his name as he was growing up. This was one of the reasons he became so tough. He didn’t go looking for trouble, but if it came, he never backed down.
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19 full-colored double-spread illustrations
Reading age: 7-12 years
Grade level: 2-5
Throughout his career, the characters he played stayed true to John ‘Duke’ Wayne’s idea of what a man should be: they always acted honorably to both men and women alike. They would never shoot anyone in the back. And they should always be tough but fair, not just when it’s easy, but also when it’s hard.
If you want to teach boys about the importance of masculinity, John Wayne’s story and example is the one for you.