Heroes for My Daughter

Harper. 2012. 144p. illus. ISBN 9780061905261. $19.99. CHILD REARING
In this she-version companion piece to his 2010 release Heroes for My Son, thriller writer Meltzer offers profiles of such important and inspiring women as Marie Curie, Audrey Hepburn, and Amelia Earhart. The entries are one to two pages each and include a photograph, the hero's profession, and a Meltzer-manufactured heading. (Anne Frank is listed as "Witness" and Judy Blume as "Truth Teller.") The entries pique interest for further research, more than provide any real information (Sally Ride "saw an opportunity and grabbed it"). But libraries with Meltzer's Son volume may want to acquire the companion.
VERDICT This book may provide ideas for biography reports, but it is ultimately more of a coffee-table book than a library resource.
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