Worthy mission: Brad Meltzer devised this series as a way to give today’s kids the right role models and to encourage them to live heroically. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it.”
Expanding the series: The Ordinary People Change the World books are already a New York Times bestselling series, and now kids will be able to connect with it at an even younger age. The short, inspiring text encourages the youngest readers while teaching them some basic facts about the heroes’ lives.
Interactive element: Each of the board books includes an interactive element designed for the youngest readers. This one invites readers to follow a line from one page to the next with their finger.
Standing up for what’s right: Fighting for disadvantaged peoples’ rights has been a theme of many books in the series. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate example of this heroic trait.
Accolades for Ordinary People Change the World
New York Times Bestsellers: I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Amelia Earhart, I am Rosa Parks, I am Martin Luther King, Jr., I am George Washington, I am Jane Goodall, I am Jim Henson, I am Neil Armstrong
Indie Next List Pick: I am Abraham Lincoln
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of the Year: Ordinary People Change the World (series)
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