I am George Washington
By Brad Meltzer. ISBN: 978-0-525-42848-0. Hardcover 40 pages. Copyright 2016.
George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country’s first president.
This picture book is a biography of Washington told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The hero is depicted as a child throughout, telling his life story in the first-person present tense, which keeps the book playful and accessible to young children. The book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.