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Saturday, February 17, 2018

2/19/18 - Bestselling author and History Channel host, Brad Meltzer, joined Janeane to talk about his latest book, I Am Harriet Tubman


LISTEN to today's show with bestselling 
author Brad Meltzer!





I AM HARRIET TUBMAN
by New York Times
bestselling author Brad Meltzer




ABOUT THE BOOK
I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos
Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.


Four years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer was frustrated that his three children were looking up to princesses and reality stars. From his love of history, he knew there were better heroes for his kids. Right there, the Ordinary People Change the World series was born. The result is one of the most successful children's picture book series
in the last decade.


Flash forward four years later, where sales for this picture book series are stronger than ever! With over 2 million copies
of these books in print, the sales have seen a massive spike over the past year. Indeed, since the Presidential election, Meltzer’s books (about appropriate heroes for kids) have SKYROCKETED. I AM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. sold out for a month at Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Everywhere.

The incredible Harriet Tubman is the latest subject in Meltzer’s bestselling picture book series, in I AM HARRIET TUBMAN
(Illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos). This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

The series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically
themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.



ABOUT
Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle, The President’s Shadow
and The House of Secrets). 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 shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.



Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on literally thousands of comics. But along with that, he is also the author/artist of many comics, including the popular series Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers and Franklin
Richards: Son of a Genius, for which he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and received a Harvey Award. He
lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.

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