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Heroes for my daughter /

by Meltzer, Brad.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperStudio, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: xviii, 124 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780061905261 :; 0061905267.Title notes: $19.99 5-2012 (db)Subject(s): Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature | Heroes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Conduct of life | Heroes -- Biography
Contents:
Marie Curie -- Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace -- Joan Ganz Cooney -- Audrey Hepburn -- Helen Keller -- Christopher Reeve -- Carol Burnett -- Amelia Earhart -- Alex Scott -- Abigail Adams -- Anne Frank -- Dorothy Day -- Judy Blume -- Sacajawea -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Julia Child -- Golda Meir -- Stevie Wonder -- Nancy G. Brinker -- Clara Barton -- Sheila Spicer -- Winston Churchill -- Lisa Simpson -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Tina Turner -- The Three Stooges -- Wangari Maathai -- Agatha Christie -- Leonardo da Vinci -- Dolly Parton -- Sojourner Truth -- Branch Rickey -- Lucille Ball -- Elizabeth Blackburn -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Mahatma Gandhi -- Mary Shelley -- Rochelle Shoretz -- Tank Man -- Billie Jean King -- The heroes of United Flight 93 -- Temple Grandin -- Rosa Parks -- Jane Goodall -- The Dalai Lama -- Abraham Lincoln -- Thurgood Marshall -- Dorothea Lange -- Hannah Senesh -- Randy Pausch -- Sally Ride -- Benjamin Franklin -- Wilma Rudolph -- Dotty Rubin -- Teri Meltzer -- Cori Flam Meltzer -- Who is your hero?
Summary: Collects the stories of fifty-five extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

$19.99 5-2012 (db)

Marie Curie -- Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace -- Joan Ganz Cooney -- Audrey Hepburn -- Helen Keller -- Christopher Reeve -- Carol Burnett -- Amelia Earhart -- Alex Scott -- Abigail Adams -- Anne Frank -- Dorothy Day -- Judy Blume -- Sacajawea -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Julia Child -- Golda Meir -- Stevie Wonder -- Nancy G. Brinker -- Clara Barton -- Sheila Spicer -- Winston Churchill -- Lisa Simpson -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Tina Turner -- The Three Stooges -- Wangari Maathai -- Agatha Christie -- Leonardo da Vinci -- Dolly Parton -- Sojourner Truth -- Branch Rickey -- Lucille Ball -- Elizabeth Blackburn -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Mahatma Gandhi -- Mary Shelley -- Rochelle Shoretz -- Tank Man -- Billie Jean King -- The heroes of United Flight 93 -- Temple Grandin -- Rosa Parks -- Jane Goodall -- The Dalai Lama -- Abraham Lincoln -- Thurgood Marshall -- Dorothea Lange -- Hannah Senesh -- Randy Pausch -- Sally Ride -- Benjamin Franklin -- Wilma Rudolph -- Dotty Rubin -- Teri Meltzer -- Cori Flam Meltzer -- Who is your hero?

Collects the stories of fifty-five extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  • Introduction (p. xv)
  • Marie Curie (p. 2)
  • Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace (p. 4)
  • Joan Ganz Cooney (p. 6)
  • Audrey Hepburn (p. 8)
  • Helen Keller (p. 10)
  • Christopher Reeve (p. 12)
  • Carol Burnett (p. 14)
  • Amelia Earhart (p. 16)
  • Alex Scott (p. 18)
  • Abigail Adams (p. 20)
  • Anne Frank (p. 22)
  • Dorothy Day (p. 24)
  • Judy Blume (p. 26)
  • Sacajawea (p. 28)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (p. 30)
  • Julia Child (p. 32)
  • Golda Meir (p. 34)
  • Stevie Wonder (p. 36)
  • Nancy G. Brinker (p. 40)
  • Clara Barton (p. 42)
  • Sheila Spicer (p. 44)
  • Winston Churchill (p. 46)
  • Lisa Simpson (p. 48)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (p. 50)
  • Tina Turner (p. 52)
  • The Three Stooges (p. 54)
  • Wangari Maathai (p. 56)
  • Agatha Christie (p. 58)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (p. 60)
  • Dolly Parton (p. 62)
  • Sojourner Truth (p. 64)
  • Branch Rickey (p. 66)
  • Lucille Ball (p. 68)
  • Elizabeth Blackburn (p. 70)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (p. 72)
  • Mahatma Gandhi (p. 74)
  • Mary Shelley (p. 76)
  • Rochelle Shoretz (p. 78)
  • Tank Man (p. 80)
  • Billie Jean King (p. 82)
  • The Heroes of United Flight 93 (p. 84)
  • Temple Grandin (p. 86)
  • Rosa Parks (p. 88)
  • Jane Goodall (p. 90)
  • The Dalai Lama (p. 92)
  • Abraham Lincoln (p. 94)
  • Thurgood Marshall (p. 96)
  • Dorothea Lange (p. 98)
  • Hannah Senesh (p. 100)
  • Randy Pausch (p. 102)
  • Sally Ride (p. 104)
  • Benjamin Franklin (p. 106)
  • Wilma Rudolph (p. 108)
  • Dotty Rubin (p. 110)
  • Teri Meltzer (p. 112)
  • Cori Flam Meltzer (p. 114)
  • Who Is Your Hero? (p. 116)
  • Photo Credits (p. 123)
  • About the Author (p. 125)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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