Penguin Young Readers celebrates the heroes who shaped history!
Ordinary People Change the World
How do we give children the right role models? Best-selling author Brad Meltzer envisioned a fun approach to biographies in his picture book series Ordinary People Change the World.
- Each book tells the story of one of history’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way and focuses on a particular trait that made that person heroic.
- The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first person, present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to K-3 children.
- Each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.
About the Author
is the author of the New York Times best-selling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times best-selling thrillers for adults: The Tenth
Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed
comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby.
Check out Brad’s Behind the Book author interview series!
About the Illustrator
began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote
and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Ordinary People Change the World picture book biography series.
Want more biographies?
Check out the Who Was series!
Who Was is a best-selling young biographies series, engaging young readers and bringing subjects to life with 80 black-and-white illustrations in each 112-page book. Explore history, from ancient heroes to today's
pop-culture icons, from famous battles to historic landmarks, and discover all of the fascinating stories and amazing facts about trailblazers, legends, places, and events!