With Super Bowl Week finally upon us, we’ll be hearing more about the stories of those playing under the bright lights in Las Vegas, including the stories of Patrick Mahomes, Brock Purdy, and the love story of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.

There are players who may only see limited action on the field, with some even being inactive for “The Big Game.” Many of these gridiron warriors may actually have some of the most powerful stories.

In life, there are those stories that are tragically cut short. Some people come into our lives only for a few moments but leave an indelible mark on our hearts.

As fellow neighbors, we can do our part to honor their memory and keep their legacy alive by saying their name and continuing their good work while blazing our own trails of love and kindness.

And so, two star players on Team KidLit are helping children around the world to remember that even small acts of kindness, selflessness, and empathy can change lives and spread joy even beyond one’s time on Earth.

Children’s Authors, Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon, join our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #197 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share their new children’s book, Heroic Heart: An Illustrated Biography of Joe Delaney (published by Triumph Books), which chronicles the courageous story of Joe Delaney, the late running back from the Kansas City Chiefs who tragically passed during the summer of 1983 saving three children from drowning, how Joe’s story inspired Charnaie to learn how to swim as an adult, the value of keeping memories alive and remembering our loved ones, the importance of intentional living and being kind to others, what we can do to have heroic hearts, plus much more.

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Frank, Charnaie, and the Delaney family by purchasing your copies of Heroic Heart and enjoying this Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection with your little ones: https://bit.ly/42mLpTY.

Heroic Heart Text copyright © 2023 by Frank Murphy & Charnaie Gordon • Illustrations copyright © 2023 by Anastasia Magloire Williams. Courtesy of Triumph Books. All Rights Reserved.

️ Stay connected with Frank online and on social media:

Official Website: https://bit.ly/3uoy8Oc

Instagram: https://bit.ly/3Sonijh

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Facebook: https://bit.ly/42qFbm3

️ Stay connected with Charnaie online and on social media:

Official Website: https://bit.ly/3SDTLU5

Instagram: https://bit.ly/49klRsS

Facebook: https://bit.ly/48WJtUZ


Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #197: Frank Murphy & Charnaie Gordon | Heroic Heart