{Tour}: I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer (Review and Mini Swoon!)

Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast! Our friends over at Penguin Kids asked us if we wanted to be part of a blog tour for I Am Harriet Tubman and we jumped at the chance! We absolutely love the ‘I Am..’ series of books and were so excited to hear that there was another one coming out! We’ve got a Mini Swoon Review from one of Meg’s boys, Matteo! We also have our own review to share and we’re going to help you get to know author, Brad Meltzer a little bit better too. Ready to go? Let’s start with the 411…

***About the Book***

{Tour}: I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer (Review and Mini Swoon!)I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
Published by Dial, Penguin Group on January 16th, 2018
Genres: Children's Fiction
Pages: 40
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4.5 Stars

Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series.

This friendly, fun biography series 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. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

***Our Review***

What We Loved:

We absolutely LOVED this one. Meg’s boys have several of the ‘I Am…’ books and they are always a huge hit in her house. The illustrations were gorgeous, the phrasing made it fun to read, and adding all of that to the fact that it was educational made it perfection. If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy yet, make sure you make it happen soon!

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***Mini Swoons Review***

Review by Matteo, Age 6

I really like how the pictures were drawn. It was like reading a comic. We talked about some of this stuff at school before, but not all of it. I liked that. I should take it to school so everyone in my class can read about her too. (I asked him if he thought Harriet Tubman was a hero…) I kind of think heroes are like superheroes, but she was so nice and strong, which kind of does make her a superhero.


***Meet Brad Meltzer***

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children’s books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He currently lives in Florida.

Find Brad Here:
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


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