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Jim Kay, from the new illustrated Harry Potter editions

Heros and heroines are important figures in all our lives, and especially so in the lives of young people. Children’s and young adult fictional literature throughout history is filled with heroic people and animals who have inspired us in our lives in ways great and small. Heroic characters may wear a cape and have superpowers, some may save a life, a city, or even an entire civilization, but more often they are ordinary people who do extraordinary acts of goodness. They inspire us to try harder, lend a hand, strive for greatness, persevere, stand up for what is right or face a difficult situation with courage.

The shelves at Interabang are filled with heroes and heroines of all kinds. Many you may recognize, and many may be new to you, but here are just a few to help you be a little braver, a little stronger, or perhaps become someone else’s hero or heroine.



Young Children's Heroes and Heroines

Tacky the Penguin

By Helen Lester

ISBN: 9780395455364
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Published: 1988-04-25T04:00:00.115Z

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By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780395455364
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Published: Clarion Books - April 25th, 1988

Tacky the Penguin from TACKY THE PENGUIN


Tacky the Penguin from TACKY THE PENGUIN

The Incredible Life of Balto

By Meghan McCarthy

ISBN: 9780375844607
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Published: 2011-08-09T04:00:00.22Z

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$18.69
ISBN: 9780375844607
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 9th, 2011

Balto from THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BALTO


Balto from THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BALTO

Brave Irene: A Picture Book

By William Steig

ISBN: 9780374309473
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Published: 1986-10-01T04:00:00.273Z

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By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374309473
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 1st, 1986

Irene from BRAVE IRENE


Irene from BRAVE IRENE

Winnie-the-Pooh

By A. A. Milne

ISBN: 9780525444435
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Published: 1988-10-31T05:00:00.304Z

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By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525444435
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 1988

Pooh from WINNIE THE POOH


Pooh from WINNIE THE POOH

Lassie Come-Home 75th Anniversary Edition

By Eric Knight

ISBN: 9781250062888
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Published: 2015-10-13T04:00:00.285Z

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By Eric Knight, Marguerite Kirmse (Illustrator), Ann M. Martin (Contributions by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250062888
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Published: Square Fish - October 13th, 2015

Lassie from LASSIE COME HOME


Lassie from LASSIE COME HOME

Officer Buckle and Gloria

By Peggy Rathmann

ISBN: 9780399226168
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Published: 1995-09-28T04:00:00.27Z

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399226168
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 1995



Middle Grade Readers' Heroes and Heroines




Middle Grade Readers' Heroes and Heroines

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J. K. Rowling

ISBN: 9780439064866
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Published: 1999-07-01T04:00:00.181Z

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By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780439064866
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 1st, 1999

Harry Potter from the HARRY POTTER series


Harry Potter from the HARRY POTTER series

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J. K. Rowling

ISBN: 9780545139700
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Published: 2009-07-01T04:00:00.181Z

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$14.99
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 1st, 2009

Hermione Granger from the HARRY POTTER series


Hermione Granger from the HARRY POTTER series

Matilda

By Roald Dahl

ISBN: 9780142424278
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Published: 2013-02-07T05:00:00.37Z

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By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780142424278
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Published: Puffin Books - February 7th, 2013

Matilda Wormwood from MATILDA


Matilda Wormwood from MATILDA

Charlotte's Web

By E. B. White

ISBN: 9780060263850
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Published: 2012-04-10T04:00:00.1Z

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$17.99
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ISBN: 9780060263850
Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Charlotte from CHARLOTTE’S WEB


Charlotte from CHARLOTTE’S WEB

The Librarian of Auschwitz

By Antonio Iturbe

ISBN: 9781627796187
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Published: 2017-10-10T04:00:00.282Z

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By Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781627796187
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 10th, 2017

Dita from THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ


Dita from THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Puffin Classics)

By Mark Twain

ISBN: 9780141321097
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Published: 2008-03-27T04:00:00.86Z

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780141321097
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Huckleberry Finn from THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN


Huckleberry Finn from THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Pippi Longstocking

By Astrid Lindgren

ISBN: 9780670014040
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Published: 2011-09-15T04:00:00.257Z

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By Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child (Illustrator), Tina Nunally (Translated by)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780670014040
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2011

Pippi Longstockings from PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS


Pippi Longstockings from PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS

The Hobbit

By Peter Sis

ISBN: 9780618150823
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Published: 2001-09-25T04:00:00.267Z

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By Peter Sis (Illustrator), J.R.R. Tolkien
$10.99
ISBN: 9780618150823
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Published: Clarion Books - September 25th, 2001

Gandalf from THE HOBBIT


Gandalf from THE HOBBIT

Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics)

By L. M. Montgomery

ISBN: 9780141334905
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Published: 2010-09-30T04:00:00.272Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780141334905
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 2010

Anne Shirley from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES


Anne Shirley from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Little Women (Puffin Classics)

By Louisa May Alcott

ISBN: 9780142408766
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Published: 2008-03-27T04:00:00.86Z

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$8.99
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Jo March from LITTLE WOMEN


Jo March from LITTLE WOMEN

Lucky Broken Girl

By Ruth Behar

ISBN: 9780399546440
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Published: 2017-04-11T04:00:00.1Z

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$17.99
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 11th, 2017

Ruthie Mizrahi from LUCKY BROKEN GIRL


Ruthie Mizrahi from LUCKY BROKEN GIRL

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1)

By Rick Riordan

ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: 2006-04-01T05:00:00.9Z

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2006

Percy Jackson in THE LIGHTNING THIEF



Young Adult Readers Heroes and Heroines


Percy Jackson in THE LIGHTNING THIEF



Young Adult Readers Heroes and Heroines

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: 2007-09-11T04:00:00.253Z

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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Liesel from THE BOOK THIEF


Liesel from THE BOOK THIEF

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book Two)

By Suzanne Collins

ISBN: 9780545586177
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Published: 2013-06-04T04:00:00.154Z

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$12.99
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 4th, 2013

Katniss Everdeen from THE HUNGER GAMES Series


Katniss Everdeen from THE HUNGER GAMES Series

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One)

By Suzanne Collins

ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: 2010-07-01T04:00:00.181Z

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$12.99
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

Peeta Mellark from THE HUNGER GAMES Series


Peeta Mellark from THE HUNGER GAMES Series

Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys

ISBN: 9780142420591
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Published: 2012-04-03T04:00:00.93Z

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$11.99
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2012

Lina from BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY


Lina from BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY

The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green

ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: 2014-04-08T04:00:00.97Z

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$12.99
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

Augustus Waters from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS


Augustus Waters from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

I Capture the Castle: Deluxe Edition

By Dodie Smith

ISBN: 9781250146694
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Published: 2017-10-10T04:00:00.282Z

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By Dodie Smith, Jenny Han (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250146694
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 10th, 2017

Cassandra Mortmain in I CAPTURE THE CASTLE


Cassandra Mortmain in I CAPTURE THE CASTLE