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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, Heroes for My Daughter, brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary.
Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don?t need to be a parent to treasure it?Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are women, men, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Daughter is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today's conversation.
I have two daughters of my own so I am especially sensitive on how important it is for the girls of today to have true heroes to look up to. The book is listed for ages 4 to 8 although I think this book is great for up to age 12 and beyond. There is a black and white photograph of each of the 60 people featured then information on what makes them a hero. It includes famous people like Leonardo da Vinci all the way to the less famous like Tank Man. Each one has a story to tell and it is perfectly placed together in this one book.