Brad Meltzer’s ‘I Am Oprah Winfrey’ Teaches Children to Love Themselves [REVIEW]

Oprah Winfrey as a cartoon
Oprah gets the cartoon treatment in Brad Meltzer’s book I Am Oprah Winfrey. (Illustration by Chris Eliopoulos)

While Oprah Winfrey may be a household name to those of us who grew up watching her talk show every afternoon, children may not identify her as readily. But all that is about to change, because now she is the 25th hero featured in bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” series of biographies for kids, illustrated by cartoonist Christopher Eliopoulos.

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Finding the Strength to Persevere [GUEST POST]


Some people, like birds, can be small but mighty. (Photo by David Mitchell, Flickr)

In the past seven years living and working abroad with a faith based organization, I have been struck over and over by the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. So many people in the world are suffering from grinding poverty, institutional oppression, and personal pain and loss. The history of Central Europe, where I’ve been living in Budapest for the past 5 years, is a long series of wars, subjugations, even genocide. Read more of this post