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  • ISBN: 9780698164772 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource

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Summary, etc.:
"We can all be heroes" is the message entertainingly told in this picture-book biography series from #1 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 a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren't quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country's Civil Rights Movement. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty K - Text Difficulty 2
LG/Lower grades (K-3rd)
600 Lexile.
3.1 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Dial Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 June #1
    Meltzer's first-person narration and Eliopoulos' comic-style illustrations bring an altogether different look and feel to the story of Rosa Parks. Beginning with childhood incidents that guided her later actions, this entry in the Ordinary People Change the World series proceeds with examples of Jim Crow laws and separate-but-equal disparities. These set the scene for Parks' involvement in civil rights, her now-celebrated refusal to give up her seat on a bus, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott she inspired. While some might question this book's biographic credentials because of its undocumented speech-bubble quotes, others will note how the visual format makes Parks and her time period accessible to young readers. An emphasis on Parks as an ordinary person who stood up for what's right also lends itself well to character education studies. Concluding archival photos show the real Rosa Parks. Informative and appealing. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, Heroes for My Son, and Heroes for My Daughter, and he is the host of the History Channel television show Brad Meltzer's Decoded. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He lives in New Jersey with his wfie and their identical twin sons.

Subject: Juvenile Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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