Review: I Am Amelia Earhart

Title: I Am Amelia Earhart
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: Penguin
Published: January 24, 2014
Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8037-4082-2
Genre: Biography
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from 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 an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.

My thoughts:
Brad Meltzer is a new-to-me author. He's written many thrillers and a few children's books. I am grateful to have discovered him. I Am Amelia Earhart is a delightful book about, you guessed it, Amelia Earhart. The book features some fantastic artwork by Christopher Eliopoulos. Meltzer and Eliopoulos make a terrific team. 

I Am Amelia Earhart is written for young readers. It takes the reader through Amelia's childhood as she develops her love for flying. Her success and failures are noted. I love at the end they've included photographs of Amelia. I only wish they would have included links or resources where kids could find out more information about Amelia.

This book is charming. I think kids will definitely enjoy it. Amelia Earhart is a hero that kids can look up to!

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