This was the perfect book for my kids, and I believe, for so many other children right now! This story absolutely speaks to the pandemic we are currently living in, and it helps to celebrate everyone for doing their part during this situation.
Who Are Our Heroes? is a story featuring a variety of people and thanking them for their heroic efforts. Doctors, nurses, store employees, maintenance workers, teachers, and YOU, the one who stays home to keep people safe.
I really enjoyed this story. I love that it is highlighting people that are working so hard at their job to help keep us safe, and keep our lives moving forward!
The story is very easy for young children to read and follow along with. Both of my kids enjoyed this, and we talked about what we were thankful for when we finished the book. I think it sparks some great conversation!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Who Are Our Heroes? for any child! This is a timely story that makes so much sense during the pandemic. It helps children to remember what others are doing to keep us safe, and I think it should be read by as many people as possible!
Where to Find This Book:
Who Are Our Heroes? by Eliana Melmed is available at these sites:
This timely, rhyming picture book highlights the everyday heroes who make it possible for society to continue to function during this time of crisis – including diverse representations of mail carriers, teachers, grocery store workers, doctors, truck drivers, maintenance staff, and caretakers. The story ends with a reminder that when children wash their hands and follow pandemic guidelines, they themselves are heroes, too. Written from the perspective of a young child spending time indoors, the story focuses on the incredible individuals who continue to contribute their time, effort, and resources to ensure that life can continue to go on. With beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations offset with large-print text, this story is a must-read for all ages.
Just the Facts:
Who Are Our Heroes? by Eliana Melmed
Page Count: 29 pages
Publisher: Eliana Melmed / Self-Published
Pub Date: May 8, 2020
Eliana Melmed, Author
Eliana is a senior at the University of Chicago studying Public Policy with a minor in Media, Arts, and Design. She’s loved reading and writing since she can remember and has journaled nightly for almost ten years! In her free time, she likes making lists in her bullet-journal and organizing things into small containers. When she’s not walking backwards giving campus tours as a Junior Admissions Counselor, you can find her working as an events and student life photographer, preparing for the Moot Court oral advocacy competition, or fiddling around on the violin. She hopes that her book inspires children and adults alike to spend a little bit more time recognizing and thanking their heroes.
Amy Tian, Illustrator
Amy is a senior at the University of Chicago studying Biology and Public Policy. She picked up a paintbrush when she was 6 years old and she hasn’t looked back since. Her dream is to blend science, art, and policy together to create a more sustainable world for people and the planet. Through painting, photography, and digital design, she hopes to inspire public action to do good. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago, Michigan, and Washington D.C.
Illustrator Link: Instagram
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.