~I received I am Lucille Ball for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Reading is still one of my all time favorite hobbies and now with kids of my own I treasure children’s books more now than I did when I was little myself! I absolutely adore the Ordinary People Change the World children’s book series and their most recent edition is I am Lucille Ball. The sixth book in the New York Times bestselling series that is redefining heroes for children is written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
“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.
Each book in the series is a biography of a real person with historical significance. The illustrations are of them as a child and written in a simple way for children to understand. It is great to learn about famous people and this is an absolutely fabulous series for kids!
Other Titles In the Series Include:
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Abraham Lincoln
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Amelia Earhart
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Rosa Parks
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Albert Einstein
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Jackie Robinson
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Helen Keller (releasing September 2015)
I am Lucille Ball is absolutely adorable and even though she was on television before my generation I still knew of her and this book taught me so many things that I had no idea about. Learning while reading to my girls makes this book especially enjoyable for me too. This series will be sure to inspire children that everyday people can become heroes!