Dr. Dennis Denenberg, Author
The cornerstone of my work is "50 American Heroes Every
Kid Should Meet!" which I co-authored with Lorraine
Roscoe. It is a 2006 Notable ChildrenĂs Trade Book, it was featured
in USA Today on March 20, and I was interviewed on CNN Live in April about
my award-winning work. It is an interactive ¦kid-friendly˛ book that
motivates kids (and adults) to explore the lives of heroes at home or
at school. Each page includes an important quote by each hero, a short
biography about each hero, photographs; a section where readers are encouraged
to extend their learning, and other books about that hero. Over 50,000
copies have already been sold!
The list of 50 heroes profiled is available here.
You can look inside to view a sample profile of Roberto
Clemente (in pdf format) here.
Reviews of the book are available here.
Information on how to order the book is available here.
Dr. Denenberg is also the author of:
* Two books dealing with real heroes:
-"Toward A Human Curriculum: A Guide to Returning Great People to
Classrooms and Homes" (Trillium Press, 1991)
-"Hooray for Heroes! Books and Activities Kids Want to Share with
Their Parents and Teachers," co-authored by Lorraine Roscoe (University
* Numerous articles about the importance
* Two chapters: "Heroes and Heroines and Children Belong Together" in Educational Innovation: An Agenda to Frame the Future (Charles E. Greenawalt,
editor; University Press of America, 1994) and "The Role of Heroes
and Heroines in the American Story" in Building a Community of Citizens:
Civil Society in the 21st Century (Don E. Eberly, editor; University Press
of America, 1994)