Meltzer, Brad Heroes for my Daughter, 116 pgs. HarperCollins, 2012. $17.99 Content: G.
This is a compilation of sixty different people and their ability to overcome obstacles and make a difference in the world. The author writes a letter to his daughter, Lila, at the beginning and encourages her to be an influence for good. Then there are sixty different page spreads with a picture and an explanation of how that person made a difference. At the bottom of the explanation is a quote or two from the person featured. There are men and women, famous people and family members.
This book is interesting and at time very inspiring. I found myself wishing that there was more to the explanation, but I’m assuming that Brad Meltzer’s daughter must be young. The pictures were low quality, which was sad because I think that could have kept young readers interest while being read the text.
EL (K-3), EL – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.