Doylestown: Brad Meltzer // Author Event

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BRAD MELTZER will be visiting the bookshop for a presentation and book signing for I AM WALT DISNEY  and I AM MARIE CURIE, the latest books in his bestselling picture book series,Ordinary People Change the World.
"I started this series so I could give my kids better heroes to look up." - Brad Meltzer
This friendly, fun biography series, which will be the basis for a PBS Kids series starting in November, 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.
Event Guidelines:
-Brad will sign and personalize any books purchased from the Doylestown Bookshop.
-Photographs are okay and a member of the bookshop staff will be on hand to facilitate.  

I Am Marie CurieBrad says, "I started this series so I could give my kids better heroes to look up. With I AM MARIE CURIE, my daughter will learn all about the power of discovery - and that i am walt disneyyou should never stop doing what you love. For my youngest son, we have I AM WALT DISNEY, who used his ingenuity and creativity to make real magic. He is proof that you can use your creativity to put good into the world. That's exactly what we're trying to do with this series. As the book says: We can all use some magic in our lives. If you look, it's there."

He created an animate mouse who millions of people from around the world fell in love with. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and ended up winning two, at a time when most women couldn't even attend college, let alone be educated into the sciences. While each story is unique, what binds them are their stories of perseverance and hard work.

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History (in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.


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Limited parking available at the Doylestown Bookshop, but street parking available in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, free parking available at the Bucks County Parking Garage near the Courthouse on Broad Street. Free day and evening parking. Entrance on Broad Street. Additional entrances on Union and Doyle Streets. More information about parking in Doylestown can be found at

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