Me Llaman Heroe: Recuerdos de Mi Juventud (They Call Me Hero: A Memoir of My Youth)

Written by Daniel Hernandez (author), ‎ Carlos Verdecia (Translator), and ‎ Susan Goldman Rubin (Contributor)

When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a “Congress on Your Corner” event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez’s quick thinking saved Giffords’s life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez’s bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. This memoir, told in Spanish, explores Daniel’s life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel.

Age Range 12 - 18 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Grade Level 7th - 12th
Lexile 930