The following is from [words] Bookstore:
[words] Bookstore is hosting a “back to school” celebration with best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest titles in their children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World. The first 100 kids to arrive at the store will receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream, redeemable at Maplewood’s Village Ice Cream Parlour !
Meltzer will be signing and discussing I Am George Washington and I Am Jane Goodall. Comic artist and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos will add to the fun with an interactive drawing demonstration.
The author of more than twenty books, Brad Meltzer’s catalogue of best-sellers include The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and eight other New York Times bestselling thrillers. In addition to writing fiction, Meltzer has penned the non-fiction work, History Decoded, as well as the two best-selling advice books Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter. His comic book Justice League of America won the prestigious Eisner Award.
An avid history buff, he is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s History Decoded on the History Channel. As an inspirational speaker, his TED Talk “How to Write Your Own Obituary,” has been viewed over 50,000 times, leading to the subsequent TED Talk “Write Your Story, Change History,” which garnered over 80,000 views.
Meltzer attributes his ability to succeed across so many media platforms in his belief that ordinary people change the world. This mindset was the premise for this series of non-fiction biographies , whose initial titles I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln debuted on the The New York Times bestseller list.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Event host [words] Bookstore is located in the heart of downtown Maplewood at 179 Maplewood Avenue.