Dial Books Ordinary People Change the World: I am Dolly Parton
Dial Books Ordinary People Change the World: I am Dolly Parton

Ordinary People Change the World: I am Dolly Parton

By Brad Meltzer


Publication Date: June 7, 2022

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Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 4

The legendary country musician, reading advocate, and philanthropist Dolly Parton is the 28th in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.

This book spotlights Dolly Parton, known for her beloved country songs, who has also sent over 150 million free books to children through her Imagination Library. 

This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are:

• A timeline of key events in the hero’s history

• Photos that bring the story more fully to life

• Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable

• Childhood moments that influenced the hero

• Facts that make great conversation-starters

• A character trait that made the person heroic and that readers can aspire to 

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Lincoln Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his is History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

Author Residence: Hollywood, FL

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He is the author/illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons (when the boys are home from college).  

Illustrator Residence: River Vale, NJ

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

ISBN: 9780593405925

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