Brad Meltzer has written a series of children's books. Each book tells the real life story of an ordinary people who’s changed the world.
Start with Abraham Lincoln, then read Amelia Earhart. Blame my daughter. A few years back, I was looking for clothing for her and all I could find were shirts with princesses on them.
And I thought, as someone who’s around so much history: There are so many better heroes I can give her. So I asked a friend to draw me a cartoon picture of Amelia Earhart. I wrote the words “I Am Amelia Earhart” on it — and on the back I wrote, “I know no bounds.” My daughter loved it. Then my wife wanted one. And her friends wanted one. And the more I told her about Amelia Earhart, the more she fell in love. It made me realize: Once our kids hear about these real American heroes, they react the same way we all do. They’re inspired. They dream bigger. They work harder. Right there, these books were born.
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