Meet Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos!
by Alexie Basil
Your students can meet the creators of Ordinary People Change the World: I Am Jane Goodall and learn what author Brad Meltzer admires most about the world-changing scientist and get a peek into Christopher Eliopoulos’s drawing process.
Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things…and then other ordinary people can use their extraordinary skills to tell the world all about it! That’s exactly what Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos set out to do when they teamed up to craft a children’s book about the great researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall.
Watch these exclusive Scholastic Book Clubs interviews with your students and go behind the scenes with the creators of I Am Jane Goodall.
What sparked Brad’s interest in Jane Goodall?
How does Christopher create his cute and fun illustrations? Watch below as he draws Jane Goodall step-by-step.
What do your students find most inspiring about Jane Goodall? Share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times–bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the co-creator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit: bradmeltzer.com
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career drawing the text in Marvel comic books as a letterer. He worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.
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