The greatest flight you’ll ever take, is the one no one has tried before.
Written by Brad and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, each children’s book for kids tells the real life story of an ordinary people who’s changed the world. Start with Amelia Earhart, then read Abraham Lincoln. In fact, we’ll let Brad tell you about it himself…
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.