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Brad Meltzer

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 is the author of the children’s book series Ordinary People Change World. “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 focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. In I Am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change World) (Dial/Penguin Group; $12.99), Meltzer focuses on civil rights champion, Rosa Parks, who dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying put when told to vacate her seat for a white passenger on a public bus. As a result, she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country’s Civil Rights Movement. Booklist says I am Rosa Parks is, “informative and appealing.” In, I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change World) (Dial/Penguin Group; $12.99) Meltzer focuses on the popular scientist, Albert Einstein. 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.

 

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