I Am Mister Rogers
This book spotlights beloved children's television host Mister Rogers. As a shy, young boy, Fred Rogers found comfort in telling stories through puppets. When television grew in popularity, he knew he wanted to create a show that encouraged kindness and goodness. His show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, shaped modern television and cemented his legacy.
Each picture book in the Ordinary People Change the World series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline and a source list.
Written By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated By: Christopher Eliopoulos
Target Age: 5 - 8