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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 The Authors

Photograph by James Meade

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.

Photograph by James Meade

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.

About The Illustrator

Photgraph by Sean Qualls

Sean Qualls’s work is a mixed media combination of painting, drawing, and collage. He has illustrated many picture books, including Before John Was a Jazz Giant, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award; ThePoet Slave of Cuba, a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book; Dizzy, an ALA Notable and a Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library Journal, and Child Magazine best book, as well as BCCB Ribbon Book and a Booklist Editor's Choice; and Emmanuel’s Dream, which was a Schneider Award winner and an Amazon Best Book of the Month.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 3, 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442432994
  • Grades: P and up
  • Ages: 4 - 99
  • Lexile ® AD870L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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