USABookNews announces winners & finalists of the "Best Books 2010" Awards.Mainstream and independent titles score honors in the competition."Hooray for Heroes!" placed in the nonfiction children's division. --USA Book News
"Using poetry, Ms. Wilson has given parents as well as educators a great way to introduce these topics (family values; recycling) and thus enhance communication with our children." --Connecticut Muse Book Review
"Hooray for Heroes!" received finalist place in the USA Book News competition for 2010. --USA Book News Awards 2010
From the Author
The women and men in my book are heroes who impacted the history of our country and world. Some are well known and others less known. My idea was to offer brief poems with beautiful illustrations to children in an effort to encourage further reading experiences about heroes...these and other heroes. For each hero, I read several books : biographies, autobiographies and history books so I could learn about each person. Janice Hechter, the illustrator, studied the heroes from photographs and/or drawings at different times in their lives and included beautiful detail in the illustrations. For example: the illustration of Maria Tallchief has her tribal sign on the stage curtain and Mark Twain is reading "Rhymetime" !