The Hero Next Door (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: July 29, 2019
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common: they make the world a better place.
Published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this vibrant anthology features thirteen acclaimed authors whose powerful and diverse voices show how small acts of kindness can save the day. So pay attention, because a hero could be right beside you. Or maybe the hero is you.
AUTHORS INCLUDE: William Alexander, Joseph Bruchac, Lamar Giles, Mike Jung, Hena Khan, Juana Medina, Ellen Oh, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ronald L. Smith, Rita Williams-Garcia, and short-story contest winner Suma Subramaniam
Audiobook Table of Contents:
FOREWORD by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, read by Adenrele Ojo
MINNOWS AND ZOMBIES by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by Caitlin Gold
ONE WISH by Ronald L. Smith, read by Dominic Hoffman
THE ASSIST by Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, read by Kirby Heyborne
HOME by Hena Khan, read by Erin Cahill
ELLISON’S CORNUCOPIA: A LOGAN COUNTY STORY by Lamar Giles, read by Kristen Ariza
RESCUE by Suma Subramaniam, read by Renee Dorian
THE SAVE by Joseph Bruchac, read by Chris Browning
LOS ABUELOS, TWO BRIGHT MINDS by Juana Medina, read by Laura Ortiz
THROWN by Mike Jung, read by Maxwell Glick
A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND by Cynthia Leitich Smith, read by Taylor Meskimen
EVERLY’S OTHERWORLDLY DILEMMA by Ellen Oh, read by Dylan Moore
REINA MADRID by Suma Subramaniam, read by Frankie Corzo
GO FISH by William Alexander, read by Mike Chamberlain
About the Author
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the editor of The Hero Next Door and an NAACP Image award winner for her novel Two Naomis. The sequel, Naomis Too is out in September 2018. She is also the author of 8th Grade Superzero, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Beyond writing, Olugbemisola is a member of Brown Bookshelf, a website dedicated to amplifying Black and Brown voices in children's literature, and she is on the Advisory Board of We Need Diverse Books. Olugbemisola can also be found crafting or walking through her neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.