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 women featured in this series so far. Keep in mind that this was a time period when women weren’t 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. I don’t want to give away her whole story so I will stop here.
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 know very little about Gandhi. I’ve heard about him many times but I didn’t know much about him until I read this book. The only thing I knew was that he was one of the first people to try to establish world peace. Before reading this book, I thought ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ was all one word. Now I know that ‘mahatma’ mean ‘great soul’.
Over the course of 11 years, Harriet Tubman travel back to Maryland 13 times and personally freed around 70 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 don’t remember any of the details. It was nice getting to learn about her all over again. By the way, be on the lookout for one of the new twenty dollar bills featuring Harriet Tubman, the only woman or African American on American paper money.
Which historical inspiring person do you hope Brad Meltzer writes about next? I’m 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.