Download high-resolution image
Listen to a clip from the audiobook
audio play button
0:00
0:00

I am I. M. Pei

Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Listen to a clip from the audiobook
audio play button
0:00
0:00
The world-renowned architect I. M. Pei is the twenty-fourth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. 

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 an icon 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. This book features I. M. Pei, the award-winning Chinese American architect whose projects include the John F. Kennedy Library and the pyramid at the Louvre. Included is a pop-up of the Louvre to help young readers see the space and Pei's design in 3D!


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 virtue this person embodies: I. M. Pei's ingenuity led him and his designs to brave new heights. 

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!
© Michelle Watson, Catchlight
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com. View titles by Brad Meltzer
© Christopher Eliopoulos
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons. View titles by Christopher Eliopoulos

About

The world-renowned architect I. M. Pei is the twenty-fourth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. 

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 an icon 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. This book features I. M. Pei, the award-winning Chinese American architect whose projects include the John F. Kennedy Library and the pyramid at the Louvre. Included is a pop-up of the Louvre to help young readers see the space and Pei's design in 3D!


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 virtue this person embodies: I. M. Pei's ingenuity led him and his designs to brave new heights. 

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

Author

© Michelle Watson, Catchlight
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com. View titles by Brad Meltzer
© Christopher Eliopoulos
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons. View titles by Christopher Eliopoulos