Brad Meltzer Quote
What do you stand for? And let's be clear here. The question isn't: What would you like to stand for? What do you actually stand for? What do you represent? Or to ask it more bluntly: if you disappeared, what would people remember you for?...I wanted my kids to see more than princesses and sports figures. I wanted them to see real heroes — Amelia Earhart...Abraham Lincoln — real people no different than themselves. For that reason, each book tells the story of a hero when THEY were a kid. We see them as children. So it's not just Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln being famous — but them being just like us....For me, this isn't just a book series. It's my dream for my daughter. My dream for my sons. My dream for all of us who need to see the power of an ordinary person...and the power — and potential — in each of us. Look around. We live in a world that is starving for heroes. This is my solution.
Common Theme Throughout Life and Books
Ordinary People change the world
- I Am Helen Keller*
- I Am Abraham Lincoln*
- I Am Rosa Parks*
- I Am Jackie Robinson*
- I Am Amelia Earhart*
- I Am Albert Einstein*
- I Am Lucille Ball
- I Am Martin Luther King Jr.
- I Am George Washington
- I Am Jane Goodall
- I Am Jim Henson**
- Heroes For My Daughter
- Heroes For My Son
*read and highly recommend - **coming soon
Life of the Illustrator
- Christopher Eliopoulos's career started when he was a letterer for Marvel comic books.
- He doesn't just draw; he also writes. He is the author of many different comics such as 'Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers' and 'Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius'.
- Eliopoulos has been nominated multiple times for Eisner Awards and has received a Harvey Award; which is one of the comic industries oldest and most prestigious awards.
- He lives in Chicago, Illinois. He went to college here at Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors in fine arts.
- Many say that his work mid-century style with many donuts, UFO's and old, cranky men.
- One of his first real works was an online comic strip called "Misery Loves Sherman" that included a Grimm Reaper character and a young boy who were friends.