Dolly Parton has won 10 Grammys, written around 3,000 songs, and sold 100 million albums worldwide!
She sees the light that shines within you.
My first introduction to Dolly Parton was back in 2006 when she starred in Hannah Montana as Miley’s Aunt Dolly. So I went into this book with no knowledge of Dolly Parton’s life other than that she is a fabulous country singer.
Dolly Parton really is one incredible lady. I was shocked to learn that she grew up poor and was the fourth of twelve children.
Reading this book encouraged me to listen to her music. I didn’t know she wrote and sang 9 to 5 and I Will Always Love You. I feel like that is something I should already know.
I.M. Pei was an award-winning Chinese American architect whose projects include the John F. Kennedy Library and the pyramid at the Louvre.
He knows that you are the architect of your own life.
Finally! Someone I’ve never heard about.
Christopher Eliopoulos, the illustrator, outdid himself with the illustrations of I.M. Pei’s beautiful buildings. Some of the pictures are so big you have to turn the book sideways.
I love the pop-up art of the Louvre. Did you know that before I.M. Pei renovated it, there were only two public restrooms, and no one knew where the entrance was? My mom visited the Louvre before the renovation and had a hard time finding the entrance too.
But the most shocking thing I learned about I.M. Pei was that he was born in 1917 and died in 2019. He lived to be 102 years old! How crazy is that!?
The front covers of the following two books in the series have already been released. I’m especially looking forward to one book in particular. It has also been announced that Brad Meltzer is writing a sister series to ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ called ‘Stories Change the World’. The new series will feature the fictional characters who have sparked the imaginations of generations of kids, like Superman and Batman. They are both scheduled to come out on September 27th, and I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on them.