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September 15 @ 11:00 amFree
Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.
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 tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.
About the Author
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.
About the Event
Miami Book Fair’s literacy initiative Read to Learn Books for Free, in partnership with The Children’s Trust, Miami Dade Public Library System, and Books & Books, hosts a free monthly event of for children of readings, music making and arts & crafts at Books & Books.
Best-selling New York Times author Brad Meltzer will launch his fifteenth picture book I Am Neil Armstrong at the Sat., Sept. 15 Reading Circle at Books & Books in Coral Gables. Beginning at 11am, Brad will inform, entertain, and share the story of the first person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong,
The Reading Circle is free and open to the community. Autograph signing follows the presentation and reading.
Organizers request that “gently-used children’s books” be brought to the store and dropped into the Read to Learn Books for Free bin. Donated books stock 55 bookshelves found around Miami-Dade Country– clinics, doctor’s offices, and community service centers- providing every child who visits the shelves a free book to take home.
For more information please visit miamibookfair.com/readtolearn