Heroes for My Daughter

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  • Copyright: 4/10/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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An inspiring collection of heroes from whom our daughters can learn to lead a fulfilling and impactful life 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 each dedicated their life to making our world a better place. From Eleanor Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank to Randy Pausch, Theodore Roosevelt to Lucille Ball, Rosa Parks to the passengers on United Flight 93, the lives of these men and women offer lessons to guide our daughters on their journey to adulthood-lessons sure to inspire them as they take their place as citizens in our society and in the world. The stories told in Heroes for My Daughter are perfect for mothers and daughters to read and treasure together.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Marie Curiep. 2
Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallacep. 4
Joan Ganz Cooneyp. 6
Audrey Hepburnp. 8
Helen Kellerp. 10
Christopher Reevep. 12
Carol Burnettp. 14
Amelia Earhartp. 16
Alex Scottp. 18
Abigail Adamsp. 20
Anne Frankp. 22
Dorothy Dayp. 24
Judy Blumep. 26
Sacajaweap. 28
Theodore Rooseveltp. 30
Julia Childp. 32
Golda Meirp. 34
Stevie Wonderp. 36
Nancy G. Brinkerp. 40
Clara Bartonp. 42
Sheila Spicerp. 44
Winston Churchillp. 46
Lisa Simpsonp. 48
Eleanor Rooseveltp. 50
Tina Turnerp. 52
The Three Stoogesp. 54
Wangari Maathaip. 56
Agatha Christiep. 58
Leonardo da Vincip. 60
Dolly Partonp. 62
Sojourner Truthp. 64
Branch Rickeyp. 66
Lucille Ballp. 68
Elizabeth Blackburnp. 70
Ella Fitzgeraldp. 72
Mahatma Gandhip. 74
Mary Shelleyp. 76
Rochelle Shoretzp. 78
Tank Manp. 80
Billie Jean Kingp. 82
The Heroes of United Flight 93p. 84
Temple Grandinp. 86
Rosa Parksp. 88
Jane Goodallp. 90
The Dalai Lamap. 92
Abraham Lincolnp. 94
Thurgood Marshallp. 96
Dorothea Langep. 98
Hannah Seneshp. 100
Randy Pauschp. 102
Sally Ridep. 104
Benjamin Franklinp. 106
Wilma Rudolphp. 108
Dotty Rubinp. 110
Teri Meltzerp. 112
Cori Flam Meltzerp. 114
Who Is Your Hero?p. 116
Photo Creditsp. 123
About the Authorp. 125
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