It has been a little over 8 months since Steve Jobs died, and there are still novels, movies and other forms of entertainment rolling out about the legendary Apple co-founder. Just yesterday, it was announced that Aaron Sorkin (the guy behind The Social Network) would be writing the official Steve Jobs biopic, and it was known a few weeks ago that Ashton Kutcher would be playing Jobs in another screen adaptation of Jobs’ life. But how often do you see a children’s book about the co-founder of a major corporation? What about a kid’s book about a person who brought a company on the verge of bankruptcy to the dominant player in pop culture?
Well, a publisher of children’s books about historical figures has released Just that. Most of the children’s books I see are based on cats in hats and Things 1 and 2, but Who was Steve Jobs is an illustrated children’s book about the late, great Apple CEO. It’s good to know that this book will cater to the next generation so that they know about the person who allowed them to have a touch-screen phone in their hand and gave them the first usable personal computer.
The book features a pretty big part of Jobs’s life, going all the way back to the days in his parent’s garage with Woz and up to his recent death. It also includes a bibliography and timeline of Jobs’s life.
Steve’s story is an inspiration for anyone out there. Even though he had a rocky start (he was a bit of a trouble-maker when he was younger), Steve ended up building and running one of the largest companies in the world. I know this is an over used phrase, but Steve Jobs lived the American dream. You can buy the book directly from Amazon.