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American Heroes #4

American Heroes #4

Spring 2014 Music
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
CD Price: $13.98
Review:

Jonathan Sprout's newest celebration of Americans who have made notable contributions to the nation in widely diverse ways, features lyrics crafted through research and complementary melodic approaches for each biographical subject. The tuneful songs, written by Sprout with other veteran singer-songwriters and musicians (Dave Kinnoin, Joe Mennonna, Jimmy Hammer) spotlight Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, American Founding Father William Penn, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, baseball's first Latino Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente; Theodore Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Samantha Smith (the little girl who wrote an inspiring "letter of peace" to then-Soviet leader Yuri Andropov), pioneering environmentalist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rachel Carson and groundbreaking American educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune.

Lynne Heffley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.


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