Picture Book Hour: Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos
Join us for a reading of I Am Oprah Winfrey with picture book author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos followed by an art demonstration and Q&A!
About Author Brad Meltzer, Illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos & the Book!
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.
I Am Oprah Winfrey
Deeply influential cultural icon Oprah Winfrey is the twenty-fifth hero in this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. This book features critically acclaimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who used her struggles in childhood as motivation to become “Queen of All Media.”
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, a dozen suspense novels like The Escape Artist, and non-fiction books like The First Conspiracy. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History (which he used to help find the missing 9/11 flag). He is the co-creator of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – and of course, the inspiration for Brad. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Cosmic Commandos, Monster Mayhem, Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming!, Christopher’s picture books, are on-sale now. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons (when the boys are home from college).