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I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) Hardcover – January 14, 2014

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About the Author

Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Ordinary People Change the World
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books; First Edition/First Printing edition (January 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803740824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803740822
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I sat with my 8 year old grand daughter and she read the book to me. We both loved it, and we learned a lot. It gave us an opportunity to talk about not being afraid to follow your dreams. The pictures are well done, and the writing style is excellent. I recommend the whole series.
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My daughter loved. It was well done with a fresh take on a story we heard before, but not in a way that it held a five year olds attention. I am sure I will have it memorized in the next couple of weeks.
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My daughter's enjoyed this book and understood the message of working hard and pursuing their dreams. Highly recommended for kids.
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First let me start by saying I am a huge fan of Brad Meltzer's work, and love the concept behind the Ordinary People Change the World book series. Though that being said I think the true genius behind this series is the stunning illustrations done by Christopher Eliopoulos. I have read I am Abraham Lincoln to my children about 30 times, and it never gets old. However, I am Amelia Earhart seems to be a bit of a miss, only in the sense that my children haven't connected with it (for reference I have a 5 year old daughter, and 3 year old son). The illustrations are cute, and the concept is sound, but the theme is never strong enough to give a satisfying beginning middle and end. There is no real conflict resolution, no true obstacle. My daughter loves the art work, but can't enjoy the book as a story. Therefore its been collecting dust for several months now.

I have all the books from this series, and this is the one I have read the least. It is by no means bad though, and so much better than other books that are out there. I honestly feel that it is worth it to buy this book to support such high quality books with such charming illustrations. And despite the lack of a strong story, the book did educate my children by giving them a general overview of Amelia's life (my children were able to identify Amelia Earhart from a picture in another children's book called Violet the Pilot, so I guess my kids got something out of it). Still I felt the need to supplement the book with additional information about discrimination, and why she was so highly regarded when there were other women pilots back in the day.
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My 6 year old was going to be Rapunzel for Story Book dress up day. The day before she says she wants to change her costume. Typically I'd say "sorry charlie" but she wanted to be Amelia Earheart- so guess who went out and bought a new costume.

She knows Amelia thanks to Brad Meltzer. I've purchased Brad's books as gifts for friends and family. I highly recommend them.
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I bought this for my 5 year old granddaughter, since we're an Air Force family and love planes. I was delighted to find out that it is so much more than just planes. Now my granddaughter is 6, and she still chooses this and Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer for me to read to her, and for her to practice her reading.

We both love the inspiring and encouraging messages of the book. The story of Amelia is told in a way that helps my granddaughter see that Amelia was just an ordinary girl, just like her. In fact, since we started reading these books, her career aspirations have been expanding, to my delight. ("Rock star", while a nice career, was never my dream for her. Now she's considering "scientist", "doctor", "veterinarian"!)

Brad Meltzer's book expand the awareness of the reader, teaching them, as Brad says, that Ordinary People Change the World.
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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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I have been waiting for quite some time and it was well worth the wait. Amelia Earhart was a member of Zonta International and this month, her life is being honored. This book will be read in honor of Ms. Earhart to my Zonta Club. Brad Meltzer is a wonderful writer and he wrote another best seller. This book is for women of all ages. Thank you Mr. Meltzer.
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