Discover down-to-earth angels in this joyous celebration of the miracle of kindness.If you could thank one person who made a positive difference in your life, who would it be? In Earth Angels, authors Jerry and Lorin Biederman bring us an inspiring collection of true stories about the angels in our midst who have earned their wings--the ordinary people who have made an extraordinary impact in someone's life.With moving tributes from people who have been touched by an angel just when they needed it most, these heartfelt accounts show that good deeds come in many forms--from life-saving acts to spontaneous gestures of kindness--and that Earth Angels are all around us.Carol, a teacher, thanks her first college professor whose encouragement inspired a shy and insecure student to pursue her education. Sheila, a secretary, recalls a stranger whose kind words helped her bravely endure the one-year anniversary of her husband's death and whose words continue to comfort her to this day. Joe, a reporter, reflects on the love and support he and his sister received from a foster parent who rescued them from a shelter and cared for them for five years. Pauline, a naturalist, who as a child had polio and meningitis, was determined to walk again when a famous explorer described all the wonderful places in the world she could go.These heartwarming stories of teachers, coaches, heroes, friends, family, and even strangers from all over the country are sure to bring a smile and sometimes a few tears. This uplifting book will make you think about that special someone who became your Earth Angel.