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They Call Me a Hero A Memoir of My Youth

ISBN-10: 1442462353
ISBN-13: 9781442462359
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Description: Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, "an absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event wrapped in a fluent, engaging  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 2/18/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, "an absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event wrapped in a fluent, engaging self-portrait" (Kirkus Reviews)."I don't consider myself a hero," says Daniel Hernandez. "I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others." When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for US Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a "Congress on Your Corner" event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez's quick thinking before the paramedics arrived and took Giffords to the hospital saved her life. Hernandez's bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. They Call Me a Hero explores Daniel's life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel. "His story is inspiring not only for his bravery during the shooting, but also for his commitment to education advocacy and public service, including his appointment to Tucson's Commission on LGBT issues and election to the local school board. Photos of Hernandez with family, friends, colleagues, and political figures are included" (Publishers Weekly).

Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth, Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein, Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol's Colors, and Matisse: Dance For Joy. Susan has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 20 years.

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