Throughout history, people have picked up their pens and wielded their words--transforming their lives, their communities, and beyond. Now it's your turn! Representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Mightier Than the Sword connects over forty inspiring biographies with life-changing writing activities and tips, showing readers just how much their own words can make a difference. Readers will explore nature with Rachel Carson, experience the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther, champion women's rights with Sojourner Truth, and many more. These richly illustrated stories of inspiring speechmakers, scientists, explorers, authors, poets, activists, and even other kids and young adults will engage and encourage young people to pay attention to their world, to honor their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace the transformative power of words to bring good to the world.
Mightier Than the Sword is a 2021 Indie Book Awards Finalist Children's Nonfiction, a 2021 Cybils Award Winner for Middle Grade Nonfiction, and a 2021 Council for Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children's Literary Award.
About the Author
Rochelle Melander is a speaker, a professional certified coach, and the founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop that encourages young people to write about their lives and dreams for the future. Rochelle wrote her first book at seven and has published 11 books for adults. Mightier Than the Sword is her debut book for children. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Melina Ontiveros graduated as an industrial designer when she discovered that art and illustration were her true life passions. Soon after, she started her career as a children's book illustrator. With her work, she wants to help people reconnect with the child we all carry inside. When she's not drawing, she likes to spend her free time reading fiction, watching funny shows, and baking cakes. She lives in the warm noth of Mexico.