People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up: Get to Know the Movers and Shakers, Heroes and Hotshots in Your Hometown

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It doesn’t have to be a celebrity, it doesn’t have to be a big-name athlete: some of the most important and exciting people a kid can meet live right nearby, in his or her own hometown! These are the folks who quietly help keep us safe, grow our food, and motivate us with their success. And this engaging book explains who these world-changers are, what they do, why they’re important, and how to make contact. Using a fun and appealing notebook-style format filled with lighthearted illustrations, it identifies individuals who might be cool to meet—from farmers and travelers to local entrepreneurs, politicians, and artists. Plus, it gives inquisitive strategies, interview questions, and research ideas, along with plenty of interesting tidbits, great quotes, intriguing profiles, blogs to check out, and Q&As. Every child will find something life-changing in these pages as they explore the lives of animal rescuers, scientists, writers, crafters, chefs, engineers, and so many more. They’ll even learn about the teens and tweens who take an active role in making their communities better places—like Maya Shea Penn, a thirteen-year-old entrepreneur, philanthropist, designer, artist, animator, illustrator, and writer who started her own company when she was only eight! Who knows where it will inspire a kid to go?

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Joe Rhatigan has authored more than twenty books for children and adults, including Bizarre History, Bizarre Crimes, Don’t Unravel When You Travel, and Out-of-This-World Astronomy. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!, The Boo Boo Book, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series. Joe has been a poet, a teacher, a marketing manager, and a newspaper boy. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.

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An upbeat guide that encourages young people to meet all sorts of community folks. Filled with strategies for meeting everyone from actors and politicians to police officers and librarians, this book will help anyone prepare to meet and interview the "movers and shakers, heroes and hotshots" of the subtitle. Each chapter suggests a type of person to meet and includes strategies for finding the person, questions to ask and websites to explore. Often, the author includes an interview of his own. Teachers who want a new project to try with their older elementary students will find inspiration here. It is easy to picture a class newsletter or collaborative movie project in which each student interviews someone. The links provided will help students prepare ahead of time, and the suggested questions should keep the project focused. Adults and children alike may be surprised at the breadth of careers and activities on display. We all know what a chef or a teacher is, but how many know what an "alternative transporter" is? And, if you want to meet a historical re-enactor, Rhatigan has suggestions for how to find one, even in a small town. The overenthusiastic use of exclamation marks in the titles of each chapter and the "gotta" in the title should be forgiven, as this is far above the usual fare about community helpers and careers.
Future journalists, go forth.
-Kirkus

Rhatigan hopes to convince young readers that heroes don't have to be famous actors, athletes, or musicians. Using a clearly defined set of strategies, he encourages children to find role models in their own community. Whether the motivation is to write an article for a school newspaper, to complete a class assignment, or simply to satisfy a kid's own curiosity, the book offers straightforward tips on arranging shadowing opportunities and interviewing people about their professional endeavors. A heavy emphasis is placed on how to properly converse with adults, and readers are encouraged to take initiative in making contact with people in their communities. Librarians, doctors, farmers, and entrepreneurs are just some of the professionals mentioned. Each visually dynamic section provides examples of notable archetypes of each profession and gives a list of web resources for further reading. By redefining the idea of role models, this book challenges kids to be effective communicators as well as active and engaged members of their own neighborhoods.
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