We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.
This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.
About the Author
Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded.
Date of Birth:1970
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Education:B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My granddaughter is definitely looking forward to learning more about Rosa Parks, and enjoyed learning about Amelia Earhart and Abe Lincoln in these new biographies for children. I was excited when she asked to know more about some people who affected history and thrilled to learn that one of my favorite adult authors had taken on the task to educate our young people a little more about people who have shaped our history.
My 4 year old loves the book! We own this one and the one about Lincoln. Looking forward to the next two releases - preordering now!
Bought this book for my almost 4 year old son, and he LOVES it. After having read it numerous times, he saw the others listed in the book and has now asked for them as well. I purchased Abraham Lincoln version today. He will be so surprised!