50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 3rd Edition

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 3rd Edition

by Dennis Denenberg, Lorraine Roscoe


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Heroes come in all sizes, colors, and ages, and 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition) introduces readers to a diverse cast of great Americans. The remarkable stories of fifty inspiring Americans are highlighted, from Jane Addams to Louis Zamperini. Revised in 2016 by the original authors to include ten new heroes, the book includes up-to-date websites and booklists. With the most current biographical information available, this edition is sure to inform and inspire readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512413281
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Nonfiction - Grades 4-8
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 281,060
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Dennis Denenberg received a PhD in Education from Penn State. Throughout his career in education, he has been a teacher, principal, and a professor. Dennis lives in Pennsylvania.

Lorraine Roscoe is an author of books for children and young adults. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

A Tribute 7

Introduction 8

Jane Addams 10

Susan B Anthony 12

Clara Barton 14

Mary McLeod Bethune 16

Elizabeth Blackwell 18

Rachel Carson 20

Jimmy Carter 22

George Washington Carver 24

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta 26

Roberto Clemente 28

Walt Disney 30

Dorothea Dix 32

Frederick Douglass 34

Thomas Alva Edison 36

Albert Einstein 38

Dwight D. Eisenhower 40

Benjamin Franklin 42

Bill and Melinda Gates 44

John Glenn 46

Milton Hershey 48

Team Hoyt 50

Langston Hughes 52

Thomas Jefferson 54

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan 56

The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 58

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea 60

Abraham Lincoln 62

Yo-Yo Ma 64

George C. Marshall 66

John Muir 68

Bar Ac K Obama 70

Sandra Day O'Connor 72

Jesse Owens 74

Rosa Parks 76

I. M. Pei 78

Ronald Wilson Reagan 80

Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey 82

Eleanor Roosevelt 84

Franklin D Roosevelt 86

Theodore Roosevelt 88

Jonas Salk 90

Alexandra (Alex) Scott 92

Tecumseh 94

Harry S. Truman 96

Harriet Tubman 98

George Washington 100

Elie Wiesel 102

Oprah Winfrey 104

Wilbur and Orville Wright 106

Louis Zamperini 108

Hero Hunt 110

Quotation Sources 113

Index 115

Answers to Hero Hunt 118

Photo Acknowledgment 119

About the Authors 120

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