Wonder WomanWonder Woman All the world’s waiting for you And the power you possess
Brad Meltzer has several series about famous people for the young reader. One of the most recent is Stories Change the World: I Am Wonder Woman. And there are I Am Superman, and I Am Batman as well. (I am hoping to see some Marvel people, but I do know the two schools are very separate). These books are longer picture books with colorful “bubble art.” They are like Calvin and Hobbes with their style. However, they are also mixed with realistic elements (but still drawings/illustrations that have cartoon features). The subject is in the style of the cover (just bigness and color all around, with the detail that is needed to push things forward). A timeline and bonus material are included about the creation of the character Wonder Woman. This is about what Wonder Woman stood for, but also how she came to be.
Yet, if you want real people, you can do the Ordinary People Change the World series. And there are several of those (including Jim Henson, John Lewis, Dolly Parton, Temple Grandin, and I. M. Pei. Plus, people you know to be used in other collections such as Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, and Malala Yousufzai) There are several collections with the books broken into I Am Brave and I Am Caring, as well as I Am Curious and (I assume the original). Ordinary People Change the World. And people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Goodall, and Albert Einstein can be found in multiple versions/groups.
Overall, these books are good for introductions to the subjects, but are filled with information allowing you to get a decent idea of who you are reading about. They are fun, with a fourth wall breaking narrative. They include all ages with traditional picture books (though in a smaller size) and board books allowing the child to grow with the series. They are good for adult collectors for the three DC Superheroes, too.