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Heroes for My Daughter

Heroes for My Daughter

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by Brad Meltzer
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this she-version companion piece to his 2010 release Heroes for My Son, thriller writer Meltzer offers profiles of such important and inspiring women as Marie Curie, Audrey Hepburn, and Amelia Earhart. The entries are one to two pages each and include a photograph, the hero’s profession, and a Meltzer-manufactured heading. (Anne Frank is listed as “Witness” and Judy Blume as “Truth Teller.”) The entries pique interest for further research, more than provide any real information (Sally Ride “saw an opportunity and grabbed it”). But libraries with Meltzer’s Son volume may want to acquire the companion.
VERDICT This book may provide ideas for biography reports, but it is ultimately more of a coffee-table book than a library resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062196590
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
6 MB

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Florida
Date of Birth:
1970
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
Website:
http://www.bradmeltzer.com

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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.