True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales Written by Best-selling Authors

by Jonathan Diaz, Various Authors

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Twenty-one imaginative authors were paired up with twenty-one extraordinary kids. What makes these kids so special? They all have two things in common: They all have very big hopes and dreams, and they all have battled cancer.

Photographer Jonathan Diaz asked each of these remarkable children, "If you could be anything, what would you be?" Their answers were the inspiration for this one-of-a-kind book.

So turn the page and meet Korbyn the firefighter, Bre the dancer, Braelyn the superhero, William the dragon rider, Tristan the football star, and Rae the princess—and more— who were all photographed in full costume and digitally inserted into a background showing them as the hero of their own story. Then read the original short stories that were based on each child's specific dream.

True Heroes shares the powerful message that children can do hard things. They are dreamers. They are fighters. They are heroes.

All royalties will be donated to the Anything Can Be Project


  • Lilly: Lilly, Warrior Princess by Shannon Hale
  • Korbyn: A Firemand Always Helps by Tyler Whitesides
  • Jacob: A Good Day for Victory by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Cami: Fairy Magic by Sara B. Larson
  • Annika: Annika, Little Fashionista by Kristyn Crown
  • Marley: Marley's Shot by Stephen Reid Andrews
  • Jordan: Jordan in Everywhere by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Sarah: Swimming in the Stars by Ilima Todd
  • Carson: Cowboy Carson by Jess Smart Smiley
  • Caimbre: The Mermaid's Tale by Lehua Parker
  • Sophia: Sophia's Wings by Sharlee Glenn
  • Eli: Eli Rides the Sky by Clint Johnson
  • Rae: The Princess in the MIrror by Linda Gerber
  • Ellie: Ellie the Baker by Adam Glendon Sidwell
  • Tristan: Tristan's Touchdowns by Frank L. Cole
  • Sada: Sada of the High Seas by Bobbie Pyron
  • Braelyn: Braelyn and the Speeding Train by Peggy Eddleman
  • Breann: The Drop-Off by Ally Condie
  • William: William and the Dragon by J. Scott Savage
  • JP: The New Guy by Chad Morris
  • Ethan: Batkid Versus the Bully by Brandon Mull
  • About the Authors

    Jonathan Diaz

    Jonathan Diaz is an attorney by day and a photographer by night. When he isn’t taking photographs of mermaids, dragon riders, and fairies, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Jon’s favorite saying is, “Ok, just one more picture!”

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    Various Authors

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    By , Submitted on 2015-09-19

    This book is AMAZING!

    I LOVE the idea of photographing a child in his dream-come-true picture!

    I also absolutely LOVED reading the bio of each child!

    And to have an author write them into a story of their own-- WOW! So WONDERFUL!

    FUN! FABULOUS! FANTASTIC! Stories! The real and the make-believe!

    This is a book for the WHOLE FAMILY!

    One that you won't be able to put down until the last story is shared!

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