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Heroes for Young Readers Review by Jenfer Igarashi

YWAM Publishers

Here is a set of biographies unlike any I’ve ever seen. First of all, they are specifically written for young ages (elementary grades). They are written as a poem, in story form, and are short and easy to understand. We read Hudson Taylor, about 30 pages long. Four of my kids, ages 3 thru 10, were interested and engaged for the entire reading. This made for a fantastic history lesson, and was a great discussion starter about different countries, following dreams and persevering even when things go wrong, and loving others even when they are cruel. This series is a great introductory on important figures in history. Their other titles include: Gladys Aylward, Corrie Ten Boom, William Carey, Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliot, Jonathon Goforth, Betty Greene, Adonitram Judson, Eric Liddell, David Livingston, George Miller, Nate Saint, Mary Slessor, Cameron Townsend, and more are coming soon. Check their website for updated titles at This is officially my favorite set of Christian biographies for young children.

--Product Review by: Jenfer Igarashi, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine