“Fifty profiles of great Americans who set out, spoke up, stood tall, fought hard, or truly dared to dream.”
National Geographic Children’s Books, October 2005
From the jacket copy:
American history has been a rich breeding ground for heroes of all descriptions. In American Heroes, you’ll find a collection of some of the most inspiring, most exciting, and most touching stories from great achievers of the past 400 years. This group of lively profiles includes unsung heroes such as Queen Liluokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, as well as more famous ones, such as Benjamin Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Time lines and historic photo essays put the heroes in context and help chart how our perception of heroism has changed over time. Fact boxes provide easy reference. And more than 300 photographs and illustrations…make this volume as visually stunning to browse as it is gripping to read.
Reviews and recognition
"…The clearly written, beautifully laid out profiles include an information box with basic chronology, milestones, landmarks, honors, and a bulleted list of facts. An extensive index, list of quote sources, resource guide, and picture credits are appended. American Heroes may cause debate about those included and excluded, but each person is grandly deserving of the title."—School Library Journal
"This handsome package will work well for report writers and browsers alike. Oversize, printed on high-quality paper, and full of interesting photographs and paintings, it invites kids to pick it up."—Booklist