The Hero In You
The Hero in You includes a collection of thirteen songs about American heroes, written by award-winning songwriter Ellis Paul. Paul’s goal is to inspire kids to dream and reach for the better parts of themselves and reminds kids that the heroes were kids at one time, too. The book includes a CD with each song sung by Paul. Featuring a diverse cast, the book includes five females and eight males or four African Americans, one Native American and eight European Americans. The songs sung are the heart of the book and often include their philosophies, like, “He that is good for making excuses, is seldom good for anything else.” -Ben Franklin. Providing the words to each song and pictures with child-appealing scenes, only enhances already well told stories written at a young child’s level. From little known heroes (Bly, Guthrie, O’Keeffe) to creative giants (Franklin, Edison, Einstein) the book instills a confidence that dreaming is important and can lead to great things. This book and CD combination is a perfect way for teachers and parents to introduce American heroes to young listeners.
|Author||Ellis Paul, Angela Padron, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|
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