My 10-year-old daughter’s top ten female and male heroines and heroes.
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We are big fans of the National Geographic Kids books, so we were thrilled to receive two of their new books to review this month. The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines cover men and women who share some or all of these qualities:
- Doing the right thing
- Determined – they never quit
- Leaping to action
The books are full of wonderful photos and easy-to-read stories about each hero and heroine. As you can see, they hold the attention of all four of my children. Animals can be heroes, also, and there is a section honoring them at the back of each book.
Heroes and Heroines Who Inspire My Ten-Year-Old
Here is the list my ten-year-old daughter put together about heroes and heroines who inspire her. She spent a couple of hours going through The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines to create her list. You’ll notice that the president and first lady feature prominently. Kids look up to figures in the White House! So please get out and vote today for someone who you feel your child can look up to, or at least someone who you feel okay with visiting your child’s school as President.
There are controversies surrounding some of the people she has listed. Heroes and heroines are imperfect – and that is another important lesson for kids to learn. The Greek Myths can be a great starting point for that lesson for tweens.
My Ten-Year-Old Daughter’s Top Ten Heroes List
My ten-year-old daughter Emma created this list using The Book of Heroes
from National Geographic Kids. I’ve linked their names to Wikipedia articles, where they exist. Where I couldn’t find a Wikipedia link, I’ve added a link to a news article about the incident Emma is referring to.
2. George Washington
3. Cory Booker
4. Neil Armstrong
5. Jay Jonas
6. Rick Rescorla
7. Tim Watson
8. Steve Irwin
9. Percy Spencer
10. Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright
My Ten-Year-Old Daughter’s Top Ten Heroines List
My ten-year-old daughter Emma created this list using The Book of Heroines from National Geographic Kids. I’ve linked their names to Wikipedia articles.
1. Michelle Obama
3. Misty Copeland
4. Lisa Ling
5. Annie Oakley
7. Emma Watson!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. Ruby Bridges
9. Stephanie Kwolek
10. Jane Goodall
Which Heroes and Heroines Inspire you?
Who are your heroes and heroines? Would your children pick any of the people on Emma’s list?
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