Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I Am Amelia Earhart

"Ordinary People Change the World" is the title of Brad Meltzer's book series, which contains biographies of some of history's most influential individuals. The illustrations alone made me grab the book off the shelf and immediately begin reading. They are quirky and interesting - any reader will be immediately engaged in the text.

I happened upon Amelia Earhart and Albert Einstein in the series. I, of course, picked Amelia because I feel it's my responsibility to expose the girl to important, powerful, brave women of history. After all, they started out as just ordinary people.

There were just enough 'facts' weaved into the text that I felt like I was gaining more information without it feeling like a dry, boring biography. The illustrations and speech bubbles really move the story along and provide insight into Amelia's life.

I'll probably have to buy the rest of the books in the series. If they are all done as well as this one, I can see that they are going to be come household favorites. You can see all the books and read about the series here.

I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer

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