From the May issue of The Blaze Magazine:
Six years ago, on the night best-selling author and TV host Brad Meltzer’s daughter was born, he began writing a book for her -- a collection of heroes that included the likes of Rosa Parks, Christopher Reeve, Lucille Ball and Abraham Lincoln. But while in the writing process, Meltzer’s mother lost her battle with breast cancer, and most recently his father and grandmother passed away. Not an easy time.
As a result of these losses, Meltzer began looking for female and male heroes who not only could serve as ideals for his daughter, but also who are fighters. As he tells his daughter in the introduction to “Heroes for My Daughter”: “No matter what stage of life you’re in, when you want something -- no matter how impossible it seems -- you need to fight for it. When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you’ve ever fought before.”
Meltzer’s inspiration also manifested itself in Ordinary People Change the World, a new clothing line with a special purpose. “Over the past year I was looking for clothes for my kids, and all I could find were princesses and sports teams,” he says. “And I just kept thinking: ‘I have better heroes for them than that.’ So I started designing inspiration they could wear."