Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

February 24th, 2014

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Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero.

Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, adults. His two newest books are the first in a series of books for kids.

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“I am Abraham Lincoln” and “I am Amelia Earhart” are Meltzer’s foray into children’s books, a genre he’d always longed to be in.

And his enthusiasm for these stories is infectious.

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Brad Meltzer “Heroes for My Daughter”

April 17th, 2012

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In 2010 thriller writer Brad Meltzer wrote a book that was more personal than any he’d ever written before. It was called “Heroes for My Son,” a collection of essays in tribute to dozens of men and women he thought would make excellent heroes for his own sons.

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But Brad also has a daughter,

And she wanted a book of heroes, too.

Calling on inspiration a second time, Brad Meltzer now has come out with a volume called “Heroes for My Daughter.” Like its predecessor, this one contains the stories of many of the “usual suspects,” like Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. But you’ll also find Tina Turner, Lisa Simpson, and the Three Stooges in here.

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Rita Cosby “Quiet Hero”

July 26th, 2010

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It took more than six decades after the end of World War Two for the story of Polish-born Ryszard Kossobudzki to come to light. A teenage member of the Resistance in Warsaw, a prisoner of war, a true hero — but one who never talked about his past.

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It took a miraculous turn of events, plus the stubborn persistence of his daughter, noted investigative reporter Rita Cosby, to get Ryszard Kossobudzki, or Richard Cosby, to open up. You’ll be awed by his story, told by his daughter, in her book “Quiet Hero.”

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Brad Meltzer “Heroes for My Son”

May 20th, 2010

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Every boy needs heroes as he grows up. Thing is, a lot of the men and women who might make terrific heroes may escape his attention, go undiscovered.

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When bestselling thriller writer Brad Meltzer‘s first son was born, Brad started collecting a pantheon of heroes from which his son could someday choose.

The result — his book “Heroes for My Son.”

Many of the usual suspects are in here — Abraham Lincoln, the Wright Brothers, Mr. Rogers — but Brad Meltzer has gone out of his way to also choose heroes you may have never heard of, but who are heroic, nonetheless.

The stories are inspiring, to sons as well as dads and moms.

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