I love Lucy. No, I really love Lucy. When I saw that the Ordinary People Change the World juvenile biography series by Brad Meltzer was publishing a Lucille Ball title I could hardly contain my joy. I have a four-year-old that is inquisitive and I wanted to introduce her to biography in a fun way. We had a winner. The illustrations are fun, bright and engaging while telling the story of Lucille Ball's journey to becoming America's favorite redhead. One of the many things that I enjoyed about this book was the tone of persistence in the face of adversity that was stressed in her story. Lucille Ball was different and was told 'no' a lot of times. In spite of other people not believing in her dreams, she continued to believe in herself. Hard work and self-confidence are the cornerstones of this ordinary person's life story and well worth sharing. The book also lists additional books and information for kids to dig deeper and learn more. This series is great!
"We can all be heroes" is the message of this picture-book biography series from #1 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 a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren't quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Lucille Ball could make any situation funny. By making people around the world laugh, she proved that humor can take on anything. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.