Anyone who wants to learn about a true hero
Once again, I am happy to present the newest editions to the Ordinary People Change the World series!
Not only did Sacagawea travel over two thousand miles by boat, horse, and on foot she was the only girl on the journey, the only teenager, the only Native American, and the only one with a baby.
She blazed her own trail.
Next to Helen Keller, Sacagawea is the strongest woman featured in this series so far. Keep in mind that this was a time period when women werent allowed to do much of anything like earn money or own land. Her job on the trip was to be an interpreter, but she showed that she could do so much more.
Gandhi used his methods of quiet peaceful protest in South Africa and India, where he led a nonviolent revolution that freed his country from British rule.
In a gentle way, he shook the world.
I was really excited about this one because I knew very little about Gandhi. Ive heard about him many times, but I didnt know much about him until I read this book. The only thing I previously knew was that he was one of the first people to try to establish world peace. I also thought Mahatma Gandhi was all one word. Now I know that mahatma means great soul.
Over the course of eleven years, Harriet Tubman traveled back to Maryland thirteen times and personally freed around seventy people.
She led the way to freedom.
Back in middle school, I learned a lot about Harriet Tubman when I had to read a book about her for English class, but that was in 6th grade, so I dont remember any of the details. It was nice getting to learn about her all over again.
Which historical inspiring person do you hope Brad Meltzer writes about next? Im personally hoping for Beethoven (musician), Leonardo da Vinci (inventor), or J.K Rowling (writer). Comment below on who you would like to read about next and why.