Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Wiki
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Wiki

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President is a one hour-long special based on the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum series on PBS Kids.


In this exciting one-hour adventure movie, Yadina Riddle goes on a journey into the past to meet some of the great female trailblazers in history. From those heroes, including Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Athlete), Amelia Earhart (Pilot), Junko Tabei (Mountain Climber), Sally Ride (Astronaut) and Nellie Bly (Journalist), Yadina Riddle learns that just because something’s never been done before, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it! Even if that something is becoming the first female President of the United States of America![2]


Act I

The museum is making a brand new Hero Exhibit, and the gang gets to help build it. Yadina wants to add something special to the exhibit - a president. She decides to pick a girl president, but all the presidents are boys. Yadina wonders how she can do something that's never been done before, and the answer is, to go to the Secret Museum. The kids try all sorts of entrances but almost get noticed by people. Eventually, they go inside the painting, but the painting looks different this time, it's of Great-Great Grandma Riddle instead of a bald man with glasses.

When the gang gets to the podium, the artifact is.....a five-point star. It doesn't even show them the hero, the year, or __cpLocation. The kids decide to travel in time anyways. Once they do so, they end up back at the Secret Museum and half the artifacts are gone. Yadina finds a mysterious woman who copies her every move. She doesn't say who she is, or how she knows who Dr. Zoom is. She just says that she's here to help the gang. Yadina explains the situation to her and asks how she can do something that's never been done before. The lady answers that they'll need to have an adventure. They run up to the podium and find the star again. The lady explains that the star is a puzzle, and to complete it, they need to meet five different heroes. The kids then agree to travel back in time.



Just because something’s never been done before, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

Also, each historical figure featured in this special has their own moral:

  • Amelia Earhart - be prepared
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee - go step by step
  • Junko Tabei - never give up
  • Sally Ride - work hard

"You Can Do Something That's Never Been Done Before" - Kersee, Earhart, Tabei, And Ride.


Click here to see them all!



This movie aired on March 16, 2020, at 9:00 AM EST.


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  • This is the first installment of the franchise to not have a historical figure in the title.
  • The promotional poster for the movie (see right) is a reference to the original Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope movie poster.
    • Another one is a parody of Batman: The Animated Series.
  • This is the first movie for the franchise.
  • Brad Meltzer revealed this movie on his Twitter on December 14, 2019.[3]
    • His tweet included a picture of a water bottle saying "Yadina Riddle President 2056". Given that she is approximately 6 years old sometime during the years of 2018-2020 (see timeline), this would indicate that she would be in her late thirties when running.
  • Amelia Earhart is visited for a second time, making her the first historical hero to be visited twice.
    • Also, her moral in this special is different from the one featured in her debut episode.
  • This is the first installment of the franchise to feature five heroes: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Amelia Earhart, Junko Tabei, Sally Ride, and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Sally Ride is the first LGBTQ+ character to appear in the series, as she had a relationship with a woman. However, no reference to it is made in the movie. Otherwise, the special would be banned in Alabama.
    • However, towards the end, a very tiny rainbow flag can be seen at the bottom of her statue at the Museum.

The rainbow flag (also known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag) is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) pride and LGBTQ social movements.

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the first hero in the series to still be alive.
  • Some screencaps, renders, and morals for Kersee, Earhart, and Tabei were revealed on the Hero Maker game.
  • This movie reveals that the gang's great-great-grandparents founded the museum.
  • This is the very first installment of the television series to feature an on-screen death, as Berby briefly dies after she runs out of power. However, she comes back to life.
  • The movie was nominated for an Annie Award.



ved Episodes
Season 1
I Am Johann Sebastian Bach/I Am Marie CurieI Am Mary Shelley/I Am Harry HoudiniI Am George Washington/I Am Susan B. AnthonyI Am Isaac Newton/I Am Golda MeirI Am Winston Churchill/I Am CleopatraI Am Catherine the Great/I Am Tomioka TessaiI Am Julia Child/I Am Neil ArmstrongI Am Mark Twain/I Am Abigail AdamsWe Are the Wright Brothers/We Are the Bronte SistersI Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham BellI Am Florence Nightingale/I Am George Washington CarverI Am Leonardo da Vinci/I Am Amelia EarhartI Am Zora Neale Hurston/I Am Charles DickensI Am Jackie Robinson/I Am Anna PavlovaI Am Mary Leakey/I Am Alexander HamiltonI Am Theodore Roosevelt/I Am Eleanor RooseveltI Am Lou Gehrig/I Am Marie OwensI Am Nikola Tesla/I Am Nellie BlyI Am Maya Angelou/I Am Frederick DouglassI Am Louis Pasteur/I Am Rachel CarsonI Am Kate Warne/I Am Sir Arthur Conan DoyleI Am Cesar Chavez/I Am Dolores HuertaI Am Confucius/I Am SacagaweaI Am Mary Anning/I Am Charlie ChaplinI Am Billie Jean King/I Am Arthur AsheI Am Rosa Parks/I Am Thurgood MarshallI Am Harriet TubmanI Am Wilma Rudolph/I Am Jonas SalkI Am Jesse Owens/I Am Ella FitzgeraldI Am James Naismith/I Am Temple GrandinI Am Albert Einstein/I Am Carol BurnettI Am Abraham Lincoln/I Am Jane JacobsI Am Edmund Hillary/I Am Celia Cruz
I Am Madam President