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Me Llaman Heroe: Recuerdos de Mi Juventud


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andlt;Bandgt;Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, told in Spanish.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8220;I donand#8217;t consider myself a hero,and#8221; says Daniel Hernandez. and#8220;I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a and#8220;Congress on Your Cornerand#8221; event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandezand#8217;s quick thinking saved Giffordsand#8217;s life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandezand#8217;s bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. This memoir, told in Spanish, explores Danieland#8217;s life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel.

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Daniel Hernandez is completing his senior year at the University of Arizona. The twenty-two-year-old student is credited with having saved the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011. At that time he was a political intern in Giffords’s office. Mr. Hernandez was recently elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District governing board. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than fifty books for young readers. One of her recent titles, Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein, was a finalist for the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction and won the 2012 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers. She lives in Malibu, California.

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Hernandez, Daniel
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
To Be Announced
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Verdecia, Carlos
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8.25 x 5.5 in
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from 12

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