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: 9780062439307
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 580,084
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 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.



Date of Birth:


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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