Heroes for My Son
by Brad Meltzer (9780061905285)

Heroes for My Son
 
Brad Meltzer
Release Date: 01 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780061905285
ISBN-10: 0061905283



When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali . . . and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. The list grew to include the fifty-two amazing people now gathered in Heroes for My Son, a book that parents and their children—sons and daughters alike—can now enjoy together as they choose heroes of their own.

From the Wright Brothers, who brought extra building materials to every test flight, planning ahead for failure, to Miep Gies, who risked her life to protect Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, Heroes for My Son brings well-known figures together with less famous ones, telling the inspiring, behind-the-scenes stories of the moment that made them great. They are a miraculous group with one thing in common: each is an example of the spectacular potential that can be found in all of us.

Heroes for My Son is an unforgettable book of timeless wisdom, one that families everywhere can share again and again.


Heroes (54 in total)
The Wright Brothers
Team Hoyt
Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel
Mr. Rogers
Miep Gies
Roberto Clemente
Amelia Earhart
Nelson Mandela
Norman Borlaug
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anne Sullivan
John Lennon
Harriet Tubman
Harry Houdini
Jackie Robinson
Albert Einstein
Jesse Owens
Jim Henson
Jonas Salk
Dr. Seuss
Bella Abzug
Dan West
Mother Theresa
Steven Spielberg
George H.W. Bush
Lucille Ball
George Washington
Charlie Chaplin
Oprah Winfrey
Frank Shankwitz
Mark Twain
Eleanor Roosevelt
Neil Armstrong
Paul Newman
Pele
Barbara Johns
Aung San Suu Kyi
Eli Segal
Abraham Lincoln
Andy Miyares
Clara Hale
Muhammad Ali
Barack Obama
Harper Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Mohandas Gandhi
Frederick Douglass
Captain Chesley Sullenberger
Rosa Parks
Lou Gehrig
Teri Meltzer
Ben Rubin
Blank (for your own hero)

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