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Heroes among Us reminds us all of the courage and dignity it takes to stand up for oneself and those around us. By chronicling such bravery, John Quiñones captures America’s can-do spirit and shows that through the slightest good deed, each one of us harbors a hero within.

Texas native and veteran ABC journalist John Quiñones has traveled the world and the country reporting on hundreds of stories during his illustrious career. Long ago he realized that the stories he was most attracted to had one thing in common—a shared focus on the goodness inherent in ordinary Americans.

According to John, truly heroic individuals are people who make difficult choices, even in the face of danger, without giving in to fear. They don’t expect fame or money for their efforts—they’re just doing the right thing. They are compassionate and courageous, and our world would be a far worse place without them. They rarely get the recognition they deserve.

Heroes among Us, in its stories of selflessness, strength and bravery, offers inspiration, ultimately challenging each of us to learn from the great deeds of our neighbors and, in turn, to follow in that same heroic spirit.

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  • “John Quiñones has spent his career in the heart and sinew of America. The book makes you a promise—that courage, humanity, [and] generosity triumph—that all of us can walk in the footsteps of heroes and learn about bravery, joy, hope, and life lived to the fullest.”

    Diane Sawyer

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Javier | 9/22/2010

    " I had a lot of stories of heroism from ordinary, normal people. Many of the stories are heart wrenching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janet | 7/6/2010

    " A fast, feel good read, but tends to be a little preachy at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy | 5/28/2009

    " Interesting compilation of people John has encountered throughout his life. A little sappy, but interesting. Set up to be a guide book for people who want to step up and be a hero. "

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About the Author

John Quiñones is the Emmy Award–winning coanchor of ABC news magazine Primetime and has been with the network nearly thirty years. He is the sole anchor of the series What Would You Do?, one of the highest-rated news magazine franchises in recent years. During his tenure, he has reported extensively for ABC News, predominantly serving as a correspondent for Primetime and 20/20.

Having grown up in a poor family of migrant workers to eventually become ABC’s first Latino correspondent and a seven-time Emmy Award winner, Quiñones shares his powerful story with audiences around the country, encouraging them to pursue their dreams regardless of socioeconomic barriers. He particularly emphasizes the role education played in his success in his captivating and inspiring keynotes.