Courageous People from Texas Who Changed the World
By Heidi Poelman
Illustrated by Kyle Kershner
This board book is part of the “Little Heroes” series from Familius Books.
This colorful book focuses on a handful of Texans from various backgrounds:
Founding fathers Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston — to politicians Barbara Jordan, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, the Bush family, and Ann Richards — to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor — to musicians Buddy Holly and Selena — to football star J. J. Watt — to NASA team leader/engineer Vickie Gutierrez. Certainly an interesting mix.
At the end, the book poses the question: “These Texans heroes made a difference in the world. What kind of hero will you be?”