The Hero in You



"The Hero in You" Musical


Ellis has created a musical celebration of the heroes from his book, "The Hero in You"! It's a celebration of history, with songs and stories to inspire every child. We send you the script, musical score, the original CD, a karaoke CD, and guidance to create this event for your community.


Create a "Hero Day" with Ellis Paul! "Hero Day" is a school-wide celebration of heroes. The students come to school dressed as their favorite hero: a fireman, astronaut, musician, inventor, superhero, etc. Ellis visits classes during the day to play songs and talk about the history of the people in the songs. He performs a 45-minute show encompassing the music from "The Hero in You" at an assembly. We will send you all of the materials to help your school prepare for this very special day. 

#1 "Must Read" Teacher recommendation at Scholastic Magazine!
The Hero In You - Ellis Paul
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The Hero in You" CD/book 


“The Hero In You” is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a children’s book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Inspired by the educational music in schoolhouse rock, Ellis recorded “The Hero In You” to educate the minds of children on America’s important influencers. He sings about the likes of heroes such as Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Jackie Robinson in this 14-song collection. Ellis has crafted the sound of “The Hero In You” so that each song engages listeners of all ages. “These people did amazing things, but they can also inspire young people today to go out and do something out of the ordinary to become the heroes of their own lives,” explains Paul.


“The Hero in You” is ranked #1 on the Scholastic Magazine’s instructor “Must Read” list in winter 2015. 

The Hero in You" CD 


"In writing and releasing the songs of The Hero in You, Ellis Paul turns our attention to some of the great Americans that can and do influence not only our children, but their parents as well. The songs dig deep, touching the listener with both a meaningful lyric and a vivid melody. You will find yourself humming these tunes when you least expect it. History, music, and learning - it all comes together here. This is a recording you will want in your collection, and one you will turn to again and again. These stories are not just for kids…they are for all of us.”

- Roberta B. Schwartz, Folk & Music Exchange (FAME)


"An inspired family album with execution to match. Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul offers a stirring, well-researched tribute to a wide array of American heroes, crafting vivid musical profiles of men and women whose words, actions, inventions and art made a profound difference to countless lives.”

Parents’ Choice Foundation, Gold Award

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