Heroes for My Daughter
In Heroes for MyDaughter, the New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together the stories of fifty-five remarkable people, a diverse set of individuals from across time and from all walks of life: artists and inventors, scientists and explorers, who eac...more
Our 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...more
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...more
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...more
Jeremy, 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...more
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...more
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 spe...more
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...more
This book was reviewed as part of Amazon'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 chi...more
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...more
By Brad Meltzer
Elanor Roosevelt. Amelia Earhart. Anne Frank. Randy Pausch. Rosa Parks. The passengers of United Flight 93. These people, all unique, lifetimes separated by hundreds of years, have at the very least one thing in common. They inspire us. The tales of their lives motivate us; the things the accomplished are memorable. These people made a difference. In Heroes for My Daughter, Brad Meltzer collects stories of fifty-five such people into one...more
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...more
I like the personal touch in his choices of heroes for his daughter. I’ve been reflecting on who I might choose to...more
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...more
It is a very nice book. One I think adults will enjoy and parents will enjoy reading to their children.
One thing I am impressed with is what...more
It's the kind of book that I wish I had when I was younger. It's filled with simple language, easy to understand. However, it's not just another "feel inspired" book. The people who are featured are presented as normal people who had big dreams and determination.
The format of the book is a little reminiscent of The Last Lecture (the professor is featured in this book) whe...more
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
As I can't get my hands on other copies and am saving this for my own daughte...more
Good book. I'll update this when this interview happens.
I'm interviewing Brad Meltzer about his new book, the sequel to Heroes for My Sons, which I interviewed him about here:
This one's for his daughter. He says she's been asking every day since the other one came out, "Where's MY book?"so here it is:)
Oh and I flipped it open at random and one hero listed is Temple Grandin, who IS a hero and one I've read and written about
He is also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby—and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.