Heroes for My Daughter

Heroes for My Daughter New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common they were ordinary people who became extraordinary Brad was inspired by the birth

  • Title: Heroes for My Daughter
  • Author: Brad Meltzer
  • ISBN: 9780062439277
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common they were ordinary people who became extraordinary.Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don t need to be a parent to treasure it Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone lo 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common they were ordinary people who became extraordinary.Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don t need to be a parent to treasure it Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are women, men, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many Heroes for My Daughter is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today s conversation.

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    1. Posted First on Blog CriticsOur children are a precious commodity. Given what we know from our own experiences we want to lift them past the mistakes we have made, and help to elevate them to the level of greatness within them. Often we are never sure how to proceed, so we look for answers to help them grow.In Heroes for My Daughter by Brad Meltzer he has supplied a group of heroes, lovingly chosen for his own young child. That he would share his own secret to helping her move forward is a wonde [...]

    2. As the title suggests, Brad Meltzer wrote the book Heroes for my Daughter for his daughter. This collection contains brief commentary on many great heroes, from scientists to athletes to Meltzer’s own grandmother. But that isn’t what makes it beautiful. This book is beautiful because of the love with which it was written – every page represents a great attribute that Meltzer wants his daughter to emulate, every hero is the sort of person that his daughter might someday become. Perhaps the [...]

    3. I absolutely loved this book.Meltzer features a number of people that he believes is noteworthy and writes a short page on each of them. What is different is that he clearly is writing to his audience - his daughter, Lila. What Abraham Lincoln is best known for might not be what he concentrates his character essay on. He is using each of these people, both past and present, to highlight characteristics he wants his daughter to value. Most of them have a common thread. They saw a need and made a [...]

    4. I was intrigued by this book and opted to recieve an advance reader's edition from Harper because I liked the concept. Meltzer provides a series of short biographies of men and women that he hopes will serve as heroes and impart life lessons to his young daughter. The writing is very simple and I can see it being a book that a parent shares with a young child by reading a couple of sections each night. Meltzer chooses interesting and varied heroes, many of them will be familiar to the reader alt [...]

    5. Superb! This book might be better than Meltzer's "Heroes for my Son"!There are lots of great "famous" heroes included, but I think some of the best heroes are / were the regular everyday people who did inspiring things. I am not going to tell you what these people did and why Meltzer chose them -- you will have to read the book yourself, but here are some of Meltzer's heroes that I, too, found inspiring:Champions, Mallory Holtman & Liz Wallace -- their story actually brought tears to my eyes [...]

    6. To Find other reviews by me: BetweenThePagesJeremy, my boyfriend heard about this book over the radio on his way to work and then bought it for me to read as a gift. He thought since I've been taking care of my dad these past 4 years I needed a little pick me up so to speak. Something to make me feel good and it did just that! I loved this book!I read this whole book in one day. It made me cry, but not from sad things in the book. But great things that people have done in their life. It is an in [...]

    7. I first heard a bit of this book on audio CD when slugging (ride share) in someone's car on the way to work. I was intrigued by the short 15-20 minutes I'd heard and decided to borrow this audio CD from my local library.I listened to it with our girls over the course of a couple of nights and we enjoyed looking up images of the various people mentioned as he discussed them.And because I hadn't seen it in a few years and our girls had never seen it, we watched Randy Pausch's famous Last Lecture o [...]

    8. My grandmother gave this book to my daughter. She is still too young to appreciate it, but I'm not. The author wrote the book as inspiration for his own daughter, as she grew and determined the kind of person she wanted to be. Each page is a brief summary of an important woman (in the author's view), and described the reason they were considered for the book. While most of the women profiled in the book were known to me, I did learn a few things about them I hadn't known before. I especially lik [...]

    9. Loved this book so much I want to buy it for my own library! The letter to his daughter in the beginning is so beautiful. So many inspiring people in one book. He takes the most amazing attributes and actions of a person and highlights as examples for his daughter. Many people that I had heard of but quite a few that I hadn't. Makes me want to read more about the amazing men and women included in this book. (Would make a perfect mother/daughter gift.)

    10. This book is a wonderful read. I loved it and already gave it to my daughter to read. Every person(s) that Brad Meltzer chose for this book was a wonderful inspirational for anyone to read about. 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.

    11. What a lovely gift to give your children! There were so many amazing quotes in this book. My favorite is from Julia Child, "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."

    12. I like the uniqueness of this book, in the sense that it adds a personal touch to a collection of biographies of inspiring individuals. The collection is quite comprehensive and diverse, including people from different backgrounds, races, societal roles, etc. (and even realities - Lisa Simpson is featured as a "role model" for taking action to create her own doll based on intelligence rather than superficial appearance). As the title suggests, the subjects are ordinary people who have since gain [...]

    13. Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: yabookscentral/kidsnon3.5 Stars A compelling concept with a lot of heart behind it. The book presents as a sort of counterpart to one of the author's other works, Heroes For My Son. Heroes For My Daughter is made up of 57 two-page spreads of real life individuals or groups, some widely known and others more obscure, who've all left some indisputable mark on history. The layout consists of a black & white picture, a tribute explanation, and a quote. S [...]

    14. 2017 Reading Challenge: A book with a family member term in the title. This book was short and sweet and certainly made me tear up every other page. (That's not hard to do, though) The author only gives a few paragraphs to describe each of these heroes, but it's just enough to make you want to learn their entire life story.Excuse me, I have to go add like 40 new biographies to my to-read list now.

    15. A really heartwarming book that is mostly the "typical" heroes and a few new additions (the best parts!) but what I appreciated was the lesser known stories/anecdotes he told to explain why each "typical" hero was a hero to be admired while many people only knew them for their primary claim to fame.

    16. In this book, Meltzer shares with his daughter those men and women whom he feels are heroes for his daughter to know. What I love is that he includes his wife, mother and grandmother and his teacher who told him (and worked with him) he should be a writer. Then he shares their stories and the character trait that made them a hero. Love the book.

    17. Absolutely love reading this to my daughter at bed time! She picks out a new hero each night and we both learn about them together. Beautifully written and very fun for kids to learn about great heroes in time.

    18. Read this to my daughter and son and liked this a bit more then his Heroes for my Son because the stories about each hero were longer and more detailed. Will likely read it again to them when they are a bit older

    19. An Eclectic Mix of Role Models This book was reviewed as part of 's Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.HEROES FOR MY DAUGHTER is a neat little book in which Brad Meltzer introduces fifty-five individuals he felt were appropriate role models for his young daughter. While the list of individuals Meltzer chose and his rationale in choosing them were personally directed toward his daughter, the book is diverse enough to reach a broader audience and spark a young child's inte [...]

    20. Darn you, Brad Meltzer! (fist pounding in the air!) Just because of you and your book, Heroes for my Daughter, I spent my entire Saturday afternoon crying like a baby! Darn you! I love this book. It made me cry a lot. It made me think, a lot. It made me say prayers for these amazing people, a lot! This book is a keeper! I picked up this book because I was researching Brad Meltzer. I’ve read some of his mystery/thrillers, his comic books and now his non-fiction, and I got to say, Brad, this one [...]

    21. Got an arc of this to read and so had the pleasure of paging through this book in the last few days. The author crafted this book for his daughter, and opens the first few pages with a letter to her, explaining how this book came about and why he created it. It gives the overall presentation a very personal touch, since this is not just a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book with feel good stories for every person who reads it. This is a book created for someone in particular yet shared with the pub [...]

    22. Today - Tomorrow - and Future . . . . Throughout history, there are far more than some fifty-five achievers ─ as we know. However, this author gives insight into the honors of fifty-five achievers. The details are short and easy to read. There is a two- page write up for each. Behind those pages, the reader will find a pictorial showing and a brief biography of their accomplishments. The people identified in the book are Heroes in their own personal way. Those for which the author elected to s [...]

    23. This was a quick read over successful people from around the globe in the past few hundred years. I really appreciated that it focused on how they didn't give into failure. Each of these famous individuals had their own set of challenges and hurdles. Which, nearly all of them I couldn't imagine facing. Also, the author took only two pages to cover each "Hero." Therefore, it was like an introduction to the person, going over all the major highs and lows of the person's life. There were a few peop [...]

    24. I absolutely loved this book! I got it from the library and lunch and had it done before the end of the day. I found out about the book because I read an article on how Meltzer's other book Heroes for My Son was being made into a movie by Adam Sandler. Then I read that Meltzer also wrote a book for his daughter, and I thought I might related to it more (after I finished this, I decided to read the one for his sons too!). So I got it from the library, and I wasn't disappointed!I found it to have [...]

    25. I heard about this book a long time ago on NPR, so I decided to read it. I was curious who Brad Meltzer would think of as good heroes for his daughter.That's exactly what this book is. Meltzer published this book for his daughter, and everything is written with her in mind. Everything is written to her. So for people who aren't his daughter, there were people who just made me go, "So?""Heroes for My Daughter" includes both well-known heroes (Hellen Keller), famous people you wouldn't think of as [...]

    26. I enjoyed this book and look forward to sharing it with my own daughters. The format of this book is simple, you have a photograph and a very simple story about why the individual featured is a hero, ending with a couple of quotes either from the person or about them. Simple but effective.Every page was a delight. You never knew who was coming next from Dolly Parton to the Three Stooges. Some heros I would nod and say "Of course" as you saw them, others I would read to find out why or sometimes [...]

    27. This is a great book. Readers may not agree with all of Meltzer's picks for heroes to hold up for young women, but he does a great job of tying these men and women's biographies into beautiful examples for his daughter and young women.The biographies are not exhaustive by any means, but this book gives you quotes by the people and a nice taste of what makes these people special. Some of my personal heroes such as Helen Keller and Clara Barton are in here, but I was pleased to see Thurgood Marsha [...]

    28. I received an ARC of this book. I enjoyed reading it and discussing it with my spouse. Meltzer’s book includes people I already admire (e.i. Eleanor Roosevelt and Sojourner Truth) and others I’m glad to be introduced to (Wangari Maathai and Alex Scott). Meltzer also described aspects of some of his featured heroes' lives that I was unaware of (the three stooges and Ella Fitzgerald). I like the personal touch in his choices of heroes for his daughter. I’ve been reflecting on who I might cho [...]

    29. I may be a little biased as Brad Meltzer is one of my favorite authors but this book was inspiring. Meltzer just has a way with words. He's an amazing author. I'm not sure there are enough words to say about this book. The messages to his daughter that seemed oh so personal to the inspiring heroes inside. The way he tells these life stories had me tearing up at almost all of them. It really made me want to be a better person. To strive for the unattainable. The first story of Marie Curie, just w [...]

    30. Brad Meltzer's Heroes for My Daughter is an excellent book for girls and boys alike! His short biographies of each person in the book spark the imagination, inspire confidence, and uplift spirits. He includes famous people and people from his own life giving all equal weight thereby demonstrating that everyone has the potential for greatness inside them. Heroes for My Daughter often made me want to know more about the people Meltzer included. His way of writing directly to his daughter makes the [...]

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