Heroes for My Daughter

Heroes for My Daughter

by Brad Meltzer


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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary.

A perfect companion to girl power collections like Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, and Vashti Harrison’s Little Leaders, Heroes for My Daughter is a necessary addition 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 dynamic pages full of photos, quotes, and brief biographies are perfect for reading aloud and allow every reader to explore at their own pace. Not limited to female role models, the wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so much 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062439277
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 136,294
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children. His sons prefer the book Heroes for My Son. His daughter prefers this one.



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Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Marie Curie 2

Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace 4

Joan Ganz Cooney 6

Audrey Hepburn 8

Helen Keller 10

Christopher Reeve 12

Carol Burnett 14

Amelia Earhart 16

Alex Scott 18

Abigail Adams 20

Anne Frank 22

Dorothy Day 24

Judy Blume 26

Sacajawea 28

Theodore Roosevelt 30

Julia Child 32

Golda Meir 34

Stevie Wonder 36

Nancy G. Brinker 40

Clara Barton 42

Sheila Spicer 44

Winston Churchill 46

Lisa Simpson 48

Eleanor Roosevelt 50

Tina Turner 52

The Three Stooges 54

Wangari Maathai 56

Agatha Christie 58

Leonardo da Vinci 60

Dolly Parton 62

Sojourner Truth 64

Branch Rickey 66

Lucille Ball 68

Elizabeth Blackburn 70

Ella Fitzgerald 72

Mahatma Gandhi 74

Mary Shelley 76

Rochelle Shoretz 78

Tank Man 80

Billie Jean King 82

The Heroes of United Flight 93 84

Temple Grandin 86

Rosa Parks 88

Jane Goodall 90

The Dalai Lama 92

Abraham Lincoln 94

Thurgood Marshall 96

Dorothea Lange 98

Hannah Senesh 100

Randy Pausch 102

Sally Ride 104

Benjamin Franklin 106

Wilma Rudolph 108

Dotty Rubin 110

Teri Meltzer 112

Cori Flam Meltzer 114

Who Is Your Hero? 116

Photo Credits 123

About the Author 125

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Heroes for My Daughter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CAJ45 More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful read. I loved it and already gave it to my daughter to read. Everyone person(s) that Brad Meltzer chose for this book was a wonderful inspiration for anyone. I loved that Brad had quotes from or about each hero and that he had people from his life that are his heroes. Great book. I absolutely loved it.
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite Heroes for My Daughter, written and read by Brad Meltzer, is an audiobook that will inspire you to be a role model for your daughter and to teach lessons through how you live your life. This audiobook includes an introduction explaining why the author wrote this book. There are thirty-three individuals included in this book. Each individual is a hero in the author’s eyes and has a quality which he hopes his daughter will aspire to in her own life. A few heroes included are Audrey Hepburn, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Dorothy Day, and Theodore Roosevelt. While these individuals are well-known, the reason they are included in this book is not because of their fame, but for a generous or inspiring act they have done in their lives.  This is an excellent collection of heroes. While listening to this audiobook, I really thought about the individuals I would like my daughter to look up to and also how I need to strive to be such an individual as well. I like that each track on the CD is about a different individual, making this easy to pop in and listen to a tidbit about a specific individual. I also like that Meltzer includes a little bit about each person, and also a quote from that individual. I love the personal touch that is included as the author is reading the book to his daughter in the recording studio. This is a treasure that every parent should have for their daughter.