Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee & Sean Qualls

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“On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize… Listen to the whispers of those that came before...”

People throughout history have taken giant steps toward improving the world—but even the smallest step makes a difference. A wonderful and inspiring gift, Giant Steps to Change the World encourages readers to follow in the footsteps of those who came before, to reject fears of inadequacy, and to ponder what they can contribute to society.
 

About Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee & Sean Qualls

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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.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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They are addressed to a young boy, literally climbing steps, and exhort all young readers to step up with “might and courage” so that they “will be the foundation that impacts us all.” Adults will have to make the leap between those opening quotes and the following tableaux glorifying such figure...

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Publishers Weekly

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Aiming to inspire young readers, the Lees (Please, Baby, Please) speak directly to them: "On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize.

Nov 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Giant Steps to Change the World

Chicago Tribune

In the pictures that accompany the subsequent catalog of dreamers, we often don't see all of the earlier dreamers, glimpsing only their hands or their books or their silhouettes.

Jan 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Giant Steps to Change the World

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