The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison, by Raymond Arroyo

Introduce children to the inspiring tale of a larger-than-life personality from history who embodied the words "Never Give Up!"

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This past year's summer road trip included a stop at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, so Gv and I were excited when this book arrived: 

This title is one The Turnabout Tales series, which highlights little-known yet fascinating stories of historical figures who went from underdog to hero along with the adults who inspired them to be true to themselves and do big things that changed the world.

In The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison, New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroryo focuses his story about never giving up on one of America's most famous inventors.

According to Arroryo's carefully researched tale, Thomas Edison's mother began homeschooling him when he couldn't focus at school, unlocking his potential with plenty of non-conventional learning that encouraged and guided him to become the courageous man we learn about in history books today.

Edison was provided with the freedom to explore, dream, and be inquisitive, and he applied the valuable lessons he learned as a young child to his work in inventing the phonograph, motion picture camera, light bulb and more.

This is an inspiring tale of how taking chances, failures, and struggles can lead to success and achievements and is a wonderful addition to any family's library.

Pick up a copy here and learn for yourself about how this fascinating figure from U.S. history turned his challenges into success! 

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