WE CAN ALL BE HEROES. That's the inspiring message of Ordinary People Change the World, a lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
Growing up, Rosa Parks attended a one-room schoolhouse.
Rosa's grandfather, Sylvester Edwards, was one of the slaves set free in Alabama in accordance with the 13th Amendment in the US constitution.
Abraham Lincoln lost five separate elections before being elected president.
Abraham Lincoln is the only president in American history to hold a patent.
Amelia Earhart was called "Lady Lindy" because her bone structure and thin build resembled that of Charles Lindbergh.
The U.S. government spent $4 million on the missing person search for Earhart, the most costly in history at the time.