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Novelist BRAD MELTZER is known for his thrillers, but his latest book is something quite different. When his first son was born, Brad vowed to create a book of real-life heroes for his son to read and learn from. The results of this years-long quest is the wonderful HEROES FOR MY SON, a book to be shared by parents and children of all ages. Some choices like Martin Luther King or Anne Sullivan, are expected, but other heroes may be unknown to the listeners or you may not realize why they would be chosen as a hero. For instance, movie mogul Steven Speilberg is found in this book, but for filming something only a very small audience will ever see. And baseball great Roberto Clemente is a hero not for his sports prowess, but for something quite different. Tune in tonight on this special Father’s Day program and learn what it is that makes someone a hero and why it’s important to teach your children about these extraordinary people.