50 American Heroes Every Kids Should Meet by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe
This book has a few really strong points.
1. Brevity. The profiles are brief, no more than 2-3 pages apiece. Just a quick introduction to who the hero is/was and the heroic thing they did/are doing.
2. Variety. The heroes included span a variety of time periods and types: politicians, athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, philanthropists.
3. Resources. Not only is the reader introduced to each hero, each section has recommended reading. Biographies, websites, and ways to get involved.
Those things combined create a book that could serve a number of purposes and reach a wide variety of audiences.
50 American Heroes Every Kids Should Meet releases September 1.