A wonderful collection of biographies for children. This series introduces children to some wonderful historical figures like Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart. Written in a simple, easily accessible manner featuring beautiful illustrations by Christopher Elipoulou, Melter brings history alive for young children. With lessons like perseverance from Amelia Earhart and courage from Rosa Parks, he exposes children to the everyday heroes of history. This series invites children to explore history before they learn it in school, creating a gateway to learning at a young age. It makes a fantastic gift for any young child in your life.
— Rosa, New Jersey
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.
What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by best-selling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.
About the Author
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Lincoln Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Lightning Rod. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. (And did you know that a picture of Brad is hidden in every book in this series?)
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).