The Hero In You

“Everybody’s got a tale
Of how they chased a great white whale
some succeeded and some just failed
but trying is what you’ve got to do.
‘Cause in the trying you feel you’re flying
the whole wide world is beneath you lying
It’s you! It’s true! There’s no denying
There’s a hero in you”

Acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul brings the inspirational words from his songs to the pages of a new picture book! Based on his award-winning family album of the same name, The Hero in You introduces kids to thirteen real-life American heroes. From Chief Joseph to Rosa Parks, their remarkable, heroic lives motivate and encourage us to aim high and try our best. Also included is a special edition CD of The Hero in You with 14 songs and exclusive introductory tracks from Ellis Paul. Readers can listen along to the lyrical book text, then read additional facts about the heroes on each spread.

  • 9780807532416
  • September 2014

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  • While the simple cartoon illustrations provide information, along with the text, it is the music that really drives the emotional connection to these figures. It’s a celebration not to be missed.

    - School Library Journal


Common Core

RI.4.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 RF.4.3,3a,4,4a,4b,4c SL.4.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,2,4,5,6 L.4.3,3a,3c,4,4a,4b,4c,5,6 W.4.2,2a,2b,2c,2d,2e,7,9,9b,10