Tag Archives: Brad Meltzer

Book Review: The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy:  The Secret Plot Against George Washington And The Birth Of American Counterintelligence, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Flatiron Books courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Harriet Tubman

I Am Harriet Tubman, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos As someone who has read a lot of books aimed at children by the author, it is nice when the author switches up his usual behaviors and does something … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Sacagawea

I Am Sacagawea, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This book is a reminder of why it is such a hazard to write when one has an ax to grind and an agenda to push, especially when sources are … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Rosa Parks

I Am Rosa Parks, by Brad Beltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Like many people of my generation, I first learned about Rosa Parks thanks to the rap group Outkast.  And while some people were offended by the reference made in … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Martin Luther King Jr.

I Am Martin Luther King Jr., by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos In many ways, this was perhaps the most inevitable selection to be made among the list of heroes that I have read so far.  My own feelings … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Helen Keller

I Am Helen Keller, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Helen Keller is a fascinating test case when it comes to heroism.  Her relationship with her devoted teacher Anne Sullivan and her resourcefulness in overcoming the problems that resulted … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Neil Armstrong

I Am Neil Armstrong, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Whether or not Neil Armstrong can qualify as heroic for being an astronaut, it is at least clear that he made one small step for a man but one … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Jackie Robinson

I Am Jackie Robinson, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos In looking at this book I had one obvious question.  Where was Jackie Robinson’s father?  A good deal of this book (like the entire series I have read thus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heroes For My Son

Heroes For My Son, by Brad Meltzer It can be wondered whether this particular book constitutes a form of child abuse, in that the author chooses heroes for his son that actively attack the manhood and potential goodness and happiness … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am George Washington

I Am George Washington, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This is a book that simultaneously comments on Parson Weems and even seems to channel it for itself.  Parson Weems, of course, is the writer who was famous for … Continue reading

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