Abraham Lincoln Slideshow
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Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing. But someone has to.

Written by Brad and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, each book tells the real life story of an ordinary people who’s changed the world.  Start with Abraham Lincoln, then read Amelia Earhart.  In fact, we’ll let Brad tell you about it himself…

Teach your little one about one of the greatest American presidents of all time by reading this illustrated Abraham Lincoln biography for kids.

Abraham Lincoln was a child who stood up to bullies and believed in fairness for everyone. He was president during one of America’s toughest fights: the Civil War. With his powerful voice and belief that all people are created equal, he brought the country back together, ended slavery, and became one of America’s greatest presidents.

A personal note from Brad

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?

For over fifteen years, thanks to so many of you, I’ve been able to write and sell thrillers.  I love my novels.  But when it comes to what people will remember me for, I hope it’s this…my newest project.

It began three years ago when my daughter was looking for clothes to wear and all she could find were pink shirts with Disney princesses on them.  I saw the mission right there.

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.

The end result is a new line of children’s nonfiction picture books.  The first two books — I AM AMELIA EARHART and I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN will launch in January 2014, with books on Rosa Parks and others following six months later.  My publisher’s hope is to create a true franchise in the children’s book world.  For me, though, that’s not the important part.

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.

This is our beginning.  You are our first readers.  If you like the books, please share them with a child you love.  As always, I’m sending you love and thanks just for that.

You changed my life once.  Here’s our chance to change the world.

I Am Abraham Lincoln

Want to find out more about the "I Am..." series? Check out this Q&A.

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