Are you frustrated that your child doesn't seem to have anyone in the public eye to look up to or to want to emulate? Do you have this sense that life can be challenging and that you want to give your children good things in their "inner landscape" to help them deal with their "outer landscape?" T. A. Barron has written a wonderful book that explains different kinds of heroes and then gives real life examples of people our children can connect to. How can I be a hero thinks your young reader? Barron challenges the beliefs that heroes are larger than life and the book offers insights into the hero on the spot, the survivor hero, the hero within, hero to others near and far, hero for all time and in the Conclusion: the hero comes home. The opportunity for heroism is there for all to choose and it doesn't belong just to Superman or Alex Rider.
Hero's Trail: A Guide for a Heroic Life