Synopses & Reviews
"On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realizeand#8230; Listen to the whispers of those that came before..." andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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?
From Spike and Tonya Lee, comes a story about taking the biggest steps of all
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, offer up an inspirational picture book about activism and taking the big steps to set things right. Full color.
“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 the Author
andlt;bandgt;Spike Leeandlt;/bandgt; is one of the most prominent and influential media figures today. His films include the critically acclaimed andlt;iandgt;School Daze;andlt;/iandgt; Academy Award nominee andlt;iandgt;Do the Right Thing; Malcolm X; Clockers;andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;25th Hour.andlt;/iandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;Please, Baby, Please,andlt;/iandgt; their first picture book with Simon andamp; Schuster. They live in New York City with their two children. andlt;bandgt;Tonya Lewis Leeandlt;/bandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Educationandlt;/iandgt; and the critically acclaimed miniseries andlt;iandgt;Miracle's Boys.andlt;/iandgt; She is also the author of andlt;iandgt;Gotham Diaries,andlt;/iandgt; her first novel. andlt;Bandgt;Sean Quallsandlt;/Bandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;Before John was a Jazz Giant, andlt;/iandgt;which received the Coretta Scott King Honor award; andlt;iandgt;The Baby on the Way andlt;/iandgt;(FSG), aandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;New York Times Notableandlt;/iandgt; Book, andlt;iandgt;Powerful Words andlt;/iandgt;(Scholastic); andlt;iandgt;Poet Slave of Cubaandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;(HENRY HOLT), a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book; andlt;iandgt;How Weandnbsp;Are Smartandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;(Lee andamp; Low) and andlt;iandgt;Dizzyandlt;/iandgt; (Scholastic) an ALA Notable, andlt;iandgt;Kirkusandlt;/iandgt; Best Book, BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; Best Book of the Year, andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt; Editors' Choice, andlt;iandgt;Horn Bookandlt;/iandgt; Magazine Fanfare Book, and a andlt;iandgt;Child andlt;/iandgt;Magazine Best Book. Hisandnbsp;firstandnbsp;book with Simon and Schuster is andlt;Iandgt;Little Cloud and Lady Windandlt;/Iandgt;andnbsp;(Spring 2010) by Toni and Slade Morrison.andnbsp;He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.