Me Llaman Heroe

Recuerdos de Mi Juventud

By Daniel Hernandez; Carlos Verdecia (Translator); Susan Goldman Rubin
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442466197, 256pp.)

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

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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.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” says Daniel Hernandez. “I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others.”

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 “Congress on Your Corner” event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez’s quick thinking saved Giffords’s life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez’s bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama.

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 Daniel’s life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel.




About the Author
Daniel Hernandez is a 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona who is credited with having saved the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011, when he was an intern assisting the congresswoman with a constitutional event. He served as a member of the City of Tucson Commission on LGBT Issues, and is currently on the governing board of the Sunnyside Unified School District, where he attended public schools. He is dedicated to education advocacy and civic engagement. He is the author of "They Call Me a Hero". Visit him at DanielHernandezJr.org.



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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