(W) Brad Meltzer (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos. Bestselling author Brad Meltzer is on a mission to give kids the right role models in this lively, funny picture book biography series. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a vivacious, conversational, accessible way. And each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that person heroic. Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before. Engaging and collectible, these biographies will inspire young kids to strive and dream..