Fall 2022

60 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Sixty remarkable Americans and their inspiring stories are included in this unique book.

Intended as a starting point for learning more about these important American heroes, each biography has a photo-illustrated double-page spread devoted to them. With an updated, modern design and Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe’s contagious, enthusiastic writing style, this book is a great introduction to authentic American heroes. New heroes in this edition include Amanda Gorman, Dolly Parton, Fred Rogers, and Kamala Harris.

Revised by the original authors, the book includes up-to-date websites and book lists, as well as the most current biographical information available.

Individuals profiled include

  • Jane Addams
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Clara Barton
  • Mary Mcleod Bethune
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Rachel Carson
  • Jimmy Carter
  • George Washington Carver
  • Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Walt Disney
  • Dorothea Dix
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Anthony Fauci
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • John Glenn
  • Amanda Gorman
  • Kamala Harris
  • John Herrington
  • Milton Hershey
  • Team Hoyt
  • Langston Hughes
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Katherine Johnson
  • Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan
  • The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • George C. Marshall
  • John Muir
  • Barack Obama
  • Sandra Day O’connor
  • Jesse Owens
  • Rosa Parks
  • Dolly Parton
  • Walter Payton
  • I. M. Pei
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey
  • Fred Rogers
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jonas Salk
  • Alexandra (Alex) Scott
  • Tecumseh
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Madam C. J. Walker
  • George Washington
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Wilbur and Orville Wright
  • Louis Zamperini
Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2022-08-02
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007110, JNF038100
Dewey 920.073
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Lexile 930
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Foreword, Index, Introductory note, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“This book would be an awesome addition to a social studies classroom for upper elementary through junior high students, and it would be a great gift for anyone looking to provide children with inspiring stories of heroic Americans.” –Children’s Literature

Author: Lorraine Roscoe

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

Author: Dennis Denenberg

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.

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