I AM NEIL ARMSTRONG by New York Times bestselling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, is a picture book portrait of a courageous yet humble hero who embodied the spirit of hard work and teamwork, determined to engineer a solution to reach the stars. The book traces Armstrong’s life starting as a small child growing up in Ohio, when he fell in love with planes. At six years old Armstrong collected model plans and at sixteen he received his pilot’s license. Then when the space race began, Armstrong found himself with the opportunity to become a new type of pilot—an astronaut. With bravery and patience, Armstrong and his team worked hard, and after many small steps they took a giant leap together. They landed their lunar module on the moon. (Dial; on sale September 11, 2018; ages 5-8; $14.99),
Originally a passion project, the Ordinary People Change the World series started five years ago when Brad Meltzer was shopping for clothes for his daughter, and all he could find were shirts reality stars on them. From his love of history, Brad knew there were better heroes for his children to want to emulate. Brad soon penned the first book in a nonfiction picture book series that focuses on the traits kids can aspire to live heroically themselves. With over 2 million books in print, heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, and Albert Einstein now sit on the shelves of children nationwide. Neil Armstrong, one of history’s most famous engineers, is the fifteenth hero to join the highly successful series.
Thursday, September 13th at 7 PM
I am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer
Discussion and signing
5000 Katy Mills Cir #221
Katy, TX 77494