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Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series.
 
Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1800s. As a translator, she helped the team communicate with members of the Shoshone tribe across the continent, carrying her child on her back the whole way. By the time the expedition arrived at the west coast, Sacagawea had proved that she truly was a trailblazer.
 
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 one of America’s icons 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.

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 Lightning Rod. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. (And did you know that a picture of Brad is hidden in every book in this series?)

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).

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Luxx Reader
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Another Fantastic Book in the "Ordinary People Change the World" Series
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2017
"I am Sacagawea" is another fantastic book in the "Ordinary People Change the World" series. Many other subjects achieved greatness as adults but I loved the way this book highlights Sacagawea''s amazing accomplishments as a teenage girl, and a Native... See more
"I am Sacagawea" is another fantastic book in the "Ordinary People Change the World" series. Many other subjects achieved greatness as adults but I loved the way this book highlights Sacagawea''s amazing accomplishments as a teenage girl, and a Native American at that.

Despite finding herself in a forced marriage (which was acknowledged but could have been more clearly emphasized), Sacagawea endured the extreme hardship and physical danger of exploration, all while contributing lifesaving wisdom to an expedition in which the leaders were far less experienced than her.

At the end of her (forced) servitude, it was her husband, and not she, who was presented with compensation. Stories like this--which exalt personal excellence and the strength of the human spirit--are vitally important, as is choosing subjects who achieved greatness in spite of our country''s darkest injustices. Five stars.
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WritingAmy
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
I was so looking forward to this but felt like some of the text was underpinned by a message that was too complex for my young kids and for me, it just took away from the story. While it’s fine to point out that she was a girl, Native American, living in a different era,... See more
I was so looking forward to this but felt like some of the text was underpinned by a message that was too complex for my young kids and for me, it just took away from the story. While it’s fine to point out that she was a girl, Native American, living in a different era, etc - this book beats readers over the head with it in a way that is just so clumsy and disappointing. The feeling is “poor me” “I was a victim” and as an adult, I’m wondering how modern-day identity politics and feminism and all of our “stuff” influenced the writing of this story.

Give the story to little people straight. They are smart. They will understand her heroism. They will see how cruel the world could be back then without the sledgehammer approach.

Show, don’t tell - right? That’s the way a good story should be written.

If you must see this for yourself, go to a library or buy it used at a reduced price. It is not worth the full price tag.

I returned it - first time in my memory returning a book. Turned out my son didn’t like it because the art made her look super duper young and he wanted her to look her real age.
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K. Reshatoff
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Inspiring!
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2017
I bought this book for my 5 year old son as part of a homeschool unit study on Native Americans. We both loved it!!! I actually cried while reading it to him because I''m so moved by Sacagawea''s story and by the powerful words written about how strong she was. I''m so glad... See more
I bought this book for my 5 year old son as part of a homeschool unit study on Native Americans. We both loved it!!! I actually cried while reading it to him because I''m so moved by Sacagawea''s story and by the powerful words written about how strong she was. I''m so glad I bought this amazing book and I can''t wait for my 1 year old daughter to be old enough to read it to her as well. We will definitely be ordering more books in this series. Where can I request that this author please write a book about Pocahantas? And Walt Disney? And maybe Steve Jobs?
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Terry
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Be sure to buy this one, too!
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2017
There is something wonderful about the way Brad writes the "I Am..." books. The research he does is amazing. I''ve learned so much from every one of them. The best part, though, is that Brad Meltzer is a gifted storyteller. His books are enjoyable for every age.... See more
There is something wonderful about the way Brad writes the "I Am..." books. The research he does is amazing. I''ve learned so much from every one of them. The best part, though, is that Brad Meltzer is a gifted storyteller. His books are enjoyable for every age. My son and his 5 year old son love to sit together and read them - Brad makes the stories alive. The illustrations, too, are wonderful, and keep the interest of even the littlest reader or soon-to-be reader. I''ve gotten in the habit of buying one for my family, and then one for my grandchildren''s classroom, and the teachers love them. (They should be in every classroom.) And to learn so powerfully that one person can make a difference, well, what a great life lesson!
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Sarah
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AMAZING-- BUY this book
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2018
A very powerful and empowering message!!!! As an adult, I learn so much from these books as do my children. I had no idea that Sacagawea was 17 years old, with a baby in tow, when she lead Lewis and Clark on their expedition. This book brings to life Sacagawea''s life in... See more
A very powerful and empowering message!!!! As an adult, I learn so much from these books as do my children. I had no idea that Sacagawea was 17 years old, with a baby in tow, when she lead Lewis and Clark on their expedition. This book brings to life Sacagawea''s life in an exciting and empowering manner. The message at the end is FANTASTIC... if you have a little girl, this is a must buy!!! (Boys will love the book too). I am constantly looking for books of historical women for my daughters to show them that women are smart and powerful too. This book does not disappoint.

I can''t praise this series enough!!!! Buy one book and you too will be hooked!!! I am currently collecting the entire series for my daughters.

BUY THIS BOOK 😊
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Victoria Nichols
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Highly recommend
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
My grand daughter is 6 and taught herself to read while out of school during Covid. I bought George Washington first and she and mom loved the story and graphics. Mom said there was things SHE LEARNED too. This book was more to let her see how girls impacted history too. I... See more
My grand daughter is 6 and taught herself to read while out of school during Covid. I bought George Washington first and she and mom loved the story and graphics. Mom said there was things SHE LEARNED too. This book was more to let her see how girls impacted history too. I love Brad Meltzer books because he knows his history and brings it to life for children. I continue to purchase others monthly to add to my grandkids collection while teaching them American History
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stephan
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A great nonfiction adventure book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
Both my granddaughter and I loved learning about Sacajawea. The illustrations and nonfiction biography was excellent. I highly recommend this historical biography. Every book in the series of “Ordinary People Change the World” is outstanding. Brad Metzler knows how to... See more
Both my granddaughter and I loved learning about Sacajawea. The illustrations and nonfiction biography was excellent. I highly recommend this historical biography. Every book in the series of “Ordinary People Change the World” is outstanding. Brad Metzler knows how to write so well for ages 5 to 8 year olds. We learn so much when reading every biography. I highly recommend “I Am Sacajawea” for parents and grandparents to read to their children and grandchildren.
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Kirsten
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The layout and illustrations are absolutely fantastic. I am Sacagawea belongs in every classroom
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2017
Brad Meltzer does it again! This might be one of my favorites. I''ve teared up reading these biography books before and this one was no different. He has a way of taking you there... and experiencing the life of his subject. The layout and illustrations are absolutely... See more
Brad Meltzer does it again! This might be one of my favorites. I''ve teared up reading these biography books before and this one was no different. He has a way of taking you there... and experiencing the life of his subject. The layout and illustrations are absolutely fantastic. I am Sacagawea belongs in every classroom. It''s THAT good!
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K Bondy
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2018
amazing story and visuals - my six year old son loves this series and reads them over and over
amazing story and visuals - my six year old son loves this series and reads them over and over
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Kathleen
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Great Retelling
Reviewed in Canada on August 31, 2020
My students and I enjoyed this retelling of the story of Sacagawea. It was organized in typical picture book style combined with comic book style and was easy to comprehend. From a critical lens, parents and educators should be aware that the author is a white male and that...See more
My students and I enjoyed this retelling of the story of Sacagawea. It was organized in typical picture book style combined with comic book style and was easy to comprehend. From a critical lens, parents and educators should be aware that the author is a white male and that you will have to look at that point of view when reading. For example, in the text it says: "Back then, they didn''t think much of people that looked like me. Someone that was a girl. Someone that was young. Someone that was Native American". Or "...I was given to a French Canadian man and became his wife". There are many statements similar to this throughout the book which are great for analyzing. There are also outdated terms like the use of the word tribe instead of Nation. All-in-all, I enjoyed this book and feel comfortable critically analyzing the text with my students.
My students and I enjoyed this retelling of the story of Sacagawea. It was organized in typical picture book style combined with comic book style and was easy to comprehend. From a critical lens, parents and educators should be aware that the author is a white male and that you will have to look at that point of view when reading. For example, in the text it says: "Back then, they didn''t think much of people that looked like me. Someone that was a girl. Someone that was young. Someone that was Native American". Or "...I was given to a French Canadian man and became his wife". There are many statements similar to this throughout the book which are great for analyzing. There are also outdated terms like the use of the word tribe instead of Nation. All-in-all, I enjoyed this book and feel comfortable critically analyzing the text with my students.
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Elena A.
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Bueno y divertido
Reviewed in Spain on September 11, 2020
No es exactamente lo que esperaba, prefiero la otra colección de mis pequeños heroes.
No es exactamente lo que esperaba, prefiero la otra colección de mis pequeños heroes.
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