Friday, February 19, 2016

Ordinary People Change the World: I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer / Book Review #OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld

Ordinary People Change The World is a fantastic series for kids. Let me rephrase that, it's great for adults as well. I've enjoyed reading these books along side my children. I'm thrilled to have the chance to spotlight the entire series though out the month of February, here on Mundie Kids. Check out my reviews for other books in the  Ordinary People Change The World series, here. This is such a great series to pick up! You can't go wrong with reading any of these books. Today I'm thrilled to share my review for I AM AMELIA EARHART. What an inspirational women to read about.

By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by: Christopher Eliopoulos
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Released on: January 1st, 2014 
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Rating: 5 Owlets - I Loved It
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Timesbestselling 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. 

"Never let anyone stop you. Whatever your dream is, chase it. Work hard for it. You will find it. It is the best lesson I can give."

Amelia Earhart is proof if you work hard, never give up, follow your dream, and don't let what others say you can't do hold you back, that YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! Amelia wasn't only the first women to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, during that same missing she also broke the record for crossing the ocean in the shortest amount of time. She also went on to break the women's altitude record, and set a speed record.  She proved every person who told her she couldn't do something, that it could be done. 

"The greatest flight you'll ever take, is the one no one has tried before."

Amelia Earhart is a true hero, because she never gave up. She followed her dream. She took many flights, and every time she did, she had someone tell her she couldn't do it, but she always proved them wrong. She went against what the expectations where during this time. Women didn't fly, but she didn't let that stop her. Readers will gain an appreciation for all the Amelia accomplished. They will be inspired by all Amelia did, realize the importance of following their own dreams. Like every book in this fabulous series, at the end of the story is a quote, along with pictures, and facts about this incredible person! This is another fantastic book to pick up and add to your personal, classroom or public library.

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done." - Amelia Earhart

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