Can you think of a hero in your life? It might be a relative you strongly admire or the neighbor next door who works at the local hospital to save lives. What about the kid at your school that stands up to bullies? Everyday heroes are everywhere. The great writer, Maya Angelou, said “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” It’s easy to see that not all heroes wear capes and have supernatural powers. Most real heroes are simply ordinary people doing wonderful things. Here are some books acknowledging the efforts of everyday heroes.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”—Helen Keller