Heroes for My Daughter

Heroes for My Daughter

by Brad Meltzer

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Overview

In this companion to his acclaimed and inspirational bestseller, Heroes for My Son, national bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer brings together the stories of fifty-five remarkable individuals, from intellectual explorers such as Marie Curie, Sally Ride, and Jane Goodall to cultural champions like Billie Jean King; from implacable public figures such as Rosa Parks and Winston Churchill to artistic icons such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Stevie Wonder; and beyond. Heroes for My Daughter is Meltzer’s collection of inspirational, real-life figures for his daughter, and yours, to learn how to lead a powerful, motivated, fulfilling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061905261
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,227,555
Product dimensions: 7.72(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the number one New York Times bestselling author of twelve bestselling thrillers, including The Inner CirlceThe Book of Fate, and The Escape Artist. 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.

Hometown:

Florida

Date of Birth:

1970

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

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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