Mightier Than the Sword by Rochelle Melander, and illustrated by Melina Ontiveros, is a richly illustrated collection of biographies featuring forty people---scientists, explorers, authors, poets, activists---who changed the world by wielding their words. Representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, this book 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. Recommended for ages 8 to 13 years.