I've become a Brad Meltzer fan, hearing him being interviewed often by my radio co-worker down the hall at DC 101, Elliot In the Morning.
Brad, is a very successful author in the adult realm who has discovered a new audience writing children's book with a line of 'Ordinary People Change The World' books. Following books about Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln and many others, "I Am Sonia Sotomayor," continues a great line of books for kids and adults alike to read. Brad finds back stories on regular people who become the embodiment of the idea of a hero.
"No one succeeds alone in this world" whatever we achieve, we all work hard but none of us succeed alone. You didn't do it by yourself. We all have someone in our lives who took a chance on us. That person that gave you a shot. That person who believed in you when you didn't know how to believe in yourself.
Brad talks about the power of being thankful for the person who gave you your opportunity. His book brings up Justice Sotomayor's passion for learning.something NEW every day. He describes how when she realizes on days she didn't feel like she learned something new she spends time reading and if she did have a chance to give back or help a charity, she takes time to send a note to someone she cares about, Simply saying thank you, really can change the world
The same lesson that Brad Meltzer says he tells his kids every night, is a good lesson for all of us BIG KIDS too! Great lessons and Great Book! -Michael J
Author, Brad Meltzer talking about his idea for the line of childrens books on CBS 'This Morning'
Here's Elliot In the Morning interviewing Brad Meltzer on his new book "Sonia Sotomayor." Fascinating for kids AND BIG kids too!