50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet!

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet!

by Dennis Denenberg, Lorraine Roscoe
     
 

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Children's Literature
Some of the heroes featured in this excellent text are quite well known, such as Clara Barton, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. Entries about more obscure heroes, such as Ida B. Wells and Elizabeth Blackwell, are sure to enlighten readers. The heroes represent and celebrate the diversity of this country; and so white, black, Asian, Native and Hispanic Americans are included. In addition, women and men from all periods of this nation's history are represented. Each hero is allotted two pages. Under each hero's name, dates of birth and death are listed, as is a brief caption summarizing his or her unique contribution. Additional books about each hero are listed. The easy-to-read text and black-and-white photos combine to make this a valuable resource for middle school children. 2001, The Millbrook Press, $29.09. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A compilation of short biographies of men and women from different eras, professions, and ethnic backgrounds. The alphabetically arranged, double-page entries include expected names, such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Thomas Jefferson, and Harriet Tubman, as well as the unexpected, for example, Martha Graham, Yo-Yo Ma, and Cal Ripken, Jr., with justification by the authors. The sketches are casual, sometimes asking readers questions to provoke thought. Many of the entries seem more chatty than informative, e.g., for Milton Hershey, "Sounds like a fantasy place in a kids' book, doesn't it? Well, don't tell that to the people in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It's their home!" Black-and-white pictures of the individuals appear on every spread. The profiles are followed by a "Hero Hunt," 24 questions to encourage children to uncover the identities of other American heroes via their computers or encyclopedias. It's all a great idea and a nice collection for browsing, but readers who want more information than inspiration will need to look elsewhere.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761395485
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
416,977
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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