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Heroes for my son
Meltzer, Brad.
Personal Author:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperStudio, 2010.
Physical Description:
xv, 111 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
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 -- Mahatma Gandhi -- Frederick Douglass -- Chesley B. Sullenberger -- Rosa Parks -- Lou Gehrig -- Teri Meltzer -- Ben Rubin -- Who is your hero?
When Brad Meltzer welcomed his first child into the world, he started keeping a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted his son to share when he grew up. Heroes for my son is a collection of 52 extraordinary men and women, some celebrated across the globe and some lesser-known, but each in their own right a hero. The book will include short vignettes, quotations, and black and white photos of each hero.


Call Number
Material Type
Bath - Dormann Library 1 J 920.02 M Juvenile NonFiction Book
Canisteo - Wimodaughsian Free Library 1 920.02 M528 New books
Elmira - Steele Memorial Library 1 920.02 M528 Adult NonFiction Book
Odessa - Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library 1 J 920.02 M Juvenile NonFiction Book

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Since the birth of his son in 2003, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer (The Book of Fate, The Tenth Justice, The Book of Lies) has been collecting heroes from whom his son can learn how to live a good life. In Heroes for My Son, Meltzer shares, with parents everywhere, the stories of 52 such heroes--from Dr. Seuss and Mr. Rogers to Mother Theresa and Mohandas Gandhi.

Author Notes

Brad Meltzer was born on April 1, 1970 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His first published title was called The Tenth Justice. His other works include Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Book of Fate, The Zero Game, The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin. He is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America. He also wrote the non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter. He has written speeches for former President Clinton's National Service Program and played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's film, Celebrity. In 2013, his title History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.

In 2014 his titles, I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Amelia Earhart and I am Rosa Parks made The New York Times Best Seller List.

In 2016, Meltzer's title's The House of Secrets, I Am George Washington, and I Am Jane Goodall made the New York Times Bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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