Author gives daughter gift of courage
History's greatest heroes remembered
- Duration 3:15
- Date Apr 11, 2012
History's greatest heroes remembered
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Growing up everyone has a hero you remember yours and mine was a -- implementing.
-- right well my father doing everything he can make sure.
His daughter and millions of other American children have the right kind of hero to call them -- -- not -- The author of heroes for my daughter joins us now of course he is the author of the New York Times bestseller here is for my son first night -- for your daughter how did -- pick.
The heroes that -- You know you know when -- you know here when you see it and when my daughter was appointed someone write a book that last -- life.
And I'm gonna give a tour and teach how to be a strong woman.
And when I realized is I have to give her hero McCain -- -- -- good and I looked at people like Alexander Scott vacation young girl.
This is -- never knew in his famous people and that is Rosa Parks there's Christopher Reeve there's Abigail Adams.
But Alex Scott was a girl who which was -- year old was diagnosed with cancer.
She says let's open up a lemonade stand in our front yard fisheries is 2000 dollars -- want to give the money to help but the kids with cancer and -- she says you know what.
New -- million dollars.
And hundreds of lemonade stands open up all across the country -- -- his name on them she dies when she's eight years old but she says you know what let's raise five million.
To this day Alex's lemonade stand is still going strong so in water and sugar and -- reason over 45 million dollars for kids with cancer -- secure my daughter let's talk about next on Lucille Ball.
Where's the hero great great performer comedian but where's the yeah no you're right and I -- my daughter all time.
Discuss your famous doesn't mean your hero she had a horrible miserable childhood where her grandmother thought that happiness was -- -- She said she put covered up all the mirrors in our house because she said that it was -- it would lead to vanity.
And Lucille Ball used to learn to smile by showing her reflection in cable cars.
And it's the lesson of every I Love Lucy episode which is humor can take on anything and I want my daughter to learn that lesson -- it's a vital one Dolly Parton one of my favorite -- party healthiest for the book.
She helped with here is my daughter and she had a little -- when she grew up.
And ran -- -- all the money in the world to buy a big mansion -- that Shaq over she bought the the land she you know she built there same -- -- And I love that she never forgets where she comes from and to me that but most important here in the book is the last hero because the last -- here is my daughter's blank.
And it says your heroes photo here and your hero story here and you take a picture of your mom -- your grandmother for Mother's Day you write.
A sense of what they've meant for your military member your family.
That's the most important here on harassment on -- By -- everything I agree -- but it really quickly hats shirts that accompanying this yeah what I was shopping for my daughter -- honing.
Francis is on them as -- -- -- design inspiration she -- -- -- -- real hero so we did.
Sure it's like Emilia Earhart.
And Emilia Earhart shirt when you get -- you go to ordinary people change the world dot com.
It says on the back I know no bounds I want my daughter to know that and we did my -- which somewhere right now Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln and his says on the back -- always speak my mind and speak for others and if you go to ordinary people change the world dot com.
I said that I -- -- inspire people with not with the dumb here as we have a reality television or some sports figure that we hate.
But real American -- that we can all stand for here it's for my daughter Brad Meltzer.
Great to see you.
-- it's always good thanks expert Greg coming.