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Giant Steps to Change the World [Hardcover]

Spike Lee , Tonya Lewis Lee , Sean Qualls

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Book Description

Jan. 4 2011
"On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize… Listen to the whispers of those that came before..."

Following the success of their much beloved picture books, Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please; Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, and his talented wife Tonya Lewis Lee offer up an inspirational picture book about activism and taking the big steps to set things right set to beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Sean Qualls. Using examples of people throughout history who have taken "giant steps", this book urges kids to follow in their footsteps and not be hindered by fear or a sense that you are not good enough. Despite the challenges, even the smallest step can change the world. So, what's your next step going to be?

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Jan. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689868154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689868153
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 26 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Spike Lee is one of the most prominent and influential media figures today. His films include the critically acclaimed School Daze; Academy Award nominee Do the Right Thing; Malcolm X; Clockers; and 25th Hour. Born in Atlanta, Spike attended Morehouse College and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his master of fine arts degree in film production. Spike and his wife are the authors of Please, Baby, Please, their first picture book with Simon & Schuster. They live in New York City with their two children.

Tonya Lewis Lee is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Virginia School of Law. As a children's television producer she has worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, and Noggin/The N, where she was the executive producer of the award-winning documentary I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the critically acclaimed miniseries Miracle's Boys. She is also the author of Gotham Diaries, her first novel.

Sean Qualls has created art for magazines, newspapers, advertisements and children's books. His work is a mixed media combination of painting, drawing, and collage. Sean is the illustrator of Before John was a Jazz Giant, which received the Coretta Scott King Honor award; The Baby on the Way (FSG), a New York Times Notable Book, Powerful Words (Scholastic); Poet Slave of Cuba (HENRY HOLT), a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book; How We Are Smart (Lee & Low) and Dizzy (Scholastic) an ALA Notable, Kirkus Best Book, BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Book, and a Child Magazine Best Book. His first book with Simon and Schuster is Little Cloud and Lady Wind (Spring 2010) by Toni and Slade Morrison. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Children's Book Jan. 17 2011
By Christine Zeiler - Published on
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I had this book sent to me before sending it to my granddaughter. I wanted to preview it myself first. It is a wonderful book about fulfilling your dreams. It is great for any age. It is very inspirational and will no only be in my granddaughter's library but I bought one for mine as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Beginning Aug. 4 2011
By E. Kennen - Published on
GIANT STEPS TO CHANGE THE WORLD a picture book about having the courage to face adversity and forge your own path to make the world a better place.

This sparsely written and evocatively illustrated book pays homage to a diverse set of exemplars like Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Harriet Tubman, and Mohammed Ali. While it is probably a fantastic book for the right audience, do keep in mind that a) it has very complex vocabulary for kids (such as "even though he had been relegated to second-class status by the very country he was representing") and b) it is full of unexplained historical references.

This book would probably be an intriguing jumping off point for a class or homeschool project; however, most kids will not be able to take full advantage of it as a stand-alone tale.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. April 2 2011
By T. Williams - Published on
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My grandchildren, ages 5,4,2, enjoyed the stories. They were too young to make the associations with the names yet but are learning to guess the occupations from the clues. I loved it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! June 29 2014
By cmh - Published on
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I gave this as a graduation present to a high school senior. It was perfect for her. The endpapers are covered with inspirational quotes so I added my own. :-)
4.0 out of 5 stars I am glad I bought it. Oct. 29 2013
By Steve Laycock - Published on
It is not my favorite book, but it is a good addition in my classroom library.
It is not a "must have" book.

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