Author Jerald Hoover is known for his creative contributions to both literature and entertainment, especially in the world of sports. For young adults, the goal of the four-part Hero Book Series is to inspire readers to make a positive change in their communities and the world in general.

BOOKS: Author Jerald L. Hoover Releases Part II of the “Hero” Book Series for Young Adults

Spurred in part by the success of general audience titles like, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” by Lemony Snicket and “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleline L’Engle (which was each produced as a film), the category also includes books by African American authors that explore themes familiar to Black teens. Following the relative success of the first part of his series for young adults, Hoover’s newest entry into the fray, “He Was My Hero, Too,” shares many of the same themes.