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Ordinary people change the world (Picture books)

Author:
Meltzer, Brad
 
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Star rating for I am Abraham Lincoln
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4 stars
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Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery.
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Star rating for I am Albert Einstein
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4 stars
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Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has...
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Star rating for I am Amelia Earhart
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1 stars
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Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
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Star rating for I am Rosa Parks
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Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.
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Star rating for I am Helen Keller
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5 stars
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" We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who would change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan....
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Star rating for I am Jackie Robinson
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3 stars
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"Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black baseball player on a major-league...
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Star rating for I am Lucille Ball
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5 stars
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A first-person presentation of the life and career of comedian and studio head Lucille Ball.
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Star rating for I am George Washington
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4.5 stars
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Children will want to read about our first president while discussing the presidential elections. This is the ninth book in the New York Times bestselling biography series that inspires while it informs and entertains.
 
George Washington was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the...
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Star rating for I am Jane Goodall
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4.7 stars
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Presents an illustrated biography of the conservationist and scientist known for her work with chimpanzees and her championing of animal rights.
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Star rating for I am Martin Luther King, Jr
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4.7 stars
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"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--
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Star rating for I am Gandhi
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This book tells the story of how Gandhi used the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience to fight discrimination against Indians in South Africa and to end British rule in India. Like the series biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi's story focuses on his peaceful heroism in the struggle for civil rights and social change.
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Star rating for I am Jim Henson
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Presents the creator of the Muppets and describes the creative spirit, performance talents and beliefs in the goodness of people that inspired his career and how he helped create the iconic programs Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
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Star rating for I am Sacagawea
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"A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition."--Provided by publisher.
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Star rating for I am Harriet Tubman
Average Rating:
5 stars
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"A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad."--Provided by publisher.
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Star rating for I am Neil Armstrong
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
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"A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon"--
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Star rating for I am Sonia Sotomayor
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This book introduces readers to Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
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Star rating for I am Billie Jean King
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"Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes"--
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Star rating for I am Marie Curie
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"A biography of Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize."--
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Star rating for I am Walt Disney
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
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"A biography of Walt Disney with a focus on his work making dreams come true for himself and for generations of children"--
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Star rating for I am Anne Frank
Average Rating:
5 stars
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Tells the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who documented her life while hiding from the Nazis during World War II.
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Star rating for I am Benjamin Franklin
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"Tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. who helped draft the Declaration of Independence while making important scientific contributions"--
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Star rating for I am Leonardo da Vinci
Average Rating:
5 stars
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"A picture book biography of Leonardo da Vinci"--
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Star rating for I am Frida Kahlo
Average Rating:
5 stars
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"This picture book biography follows Frida Kahlo's start as an artist and how she integrated her unique way of looking at the world into her art"--
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Star rating for I am Oprah Winfrey
Average Rating:
4 stars
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"This picture book biography focuses on critically acclaimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who used her struggles in childhood as motivation to become "Queen of All Media.""--
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Star rating for I am Dolly Parton
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Profiles the legendary country music artist, reading advocate, and philanthropist who has sent over one hundred fifty million free books to children through her Imagination Library, and describes the hardships she overcame.
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Star rating for I am I.M. Pei
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"This picture book biography follows I. M. Pei's start as an architect and his lasting impact on buildings all around the world"--
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Star rating for I am Malala Yousafzai
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"Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of seventeen for speaking out against injustice even when it was terrifying to do so. She was an ordinary Muslim girl who wanted to attend school, and she refused to stop protesting for her rights even after being attacked by a powerful group in Pakistan who wanted women to remain in the shadows. She continues to fight for women's rights and free education for children all over the world"--
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Star rating for I am Muhammad Ali
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A biography of boxer Muhammad Ali.
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Star rating for I am John Lewis
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"This book spotlights John Lewis, known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement, having helped organize the March on Washington and the Selma Voting Rights March, and for his lifelong dedication to public service as a member of the House of Representatives. John Lewis was never afraid to get in good trouble"--
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Star rating for I am Mister Rogers
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"A picture book biography about television icon Fred Rogers"--
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Star rating for I am Temple Grandin
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Shines a spotlight on American scientist Temple Grandin, whose experience being on the autism spectrum has informed her advocacy and her work as an animal behaviorist.
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Star rating for I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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"Before Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the judge, she was a young Jewish girl growing up in Brooklyn, inspired by books, past female trailblazers, and her mother to make the world a better, more just place to be. So even when people turned her away-for being a girl and for being Jewish-she never stopped fighting for equal treatment for everyone by pushing back against unjust laws and the beliefs around them." --publisher's website