Jukebooks: Hero by Perry Moore
Music lovers and readers alike can identify a number of works simply titled “Hero.” Today’s Hero by Perry Moore appeared on YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults list in 2008, and in a 2012 Popular Paperbacks list, Adventure Seekers. The accompanying song, Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five For Fighting (featuring John Ondrasik) does not have the word “hero” in the title, but is nevertheless about a reluctant superman finding his own way.
Next week we’ll be back with a different kind of hero and a different kind of song.
— Diane Colson, who is reading Long Division by Kiese Laymon and listening to Golden Boy by Abigail Tarrtelin.