Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographies,
critically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey shows young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to overcome obstacles and persevere through adversity in order to achieve their extraordinary dreams.
These were people who were marathon runners rather than sprinters and
they hung in there for the entire race.
The message is clear. No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up!
– Gene Bedley