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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, the new book Ordinary People Who Achieved the Extraordinary: Heroes for My Son, brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. I already posted about Ordinary People Who Achieved the Extraordinary: Heroes for My Daughter so here is the one for the sons.
Brad was inspired by the birth of his first son to curate this collection, but you don?t need to be a parent to treasure it?Heroes for My Son is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The fifty-two 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 men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Son 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.
The book is listed for ages 4 to 8 although I think this book is great for up to age 12 (and even adults too). 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 John Lennon and Mark Twain. Each one has a story to tell and it is perfectly placed together in this one book.