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Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee
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Dec 27, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, children-s, nonfiction, picture
Read in December, 2011

This is a beautifully illustrated book and I love the idea of inspiring children to take 'giant steps to change the world.' But the idea just doesn't add up to a book that quite works. The inspirational figures are never named in the book; each individual has a quote on the inside covers but there is no additional biographical information. The paintings are bright and vivid, capturing the feeling and emotion of each situation I especially liked the page about facing fear.

There are better books about inspirational people in history and this is one I will skip for the elementary collection. Recommended for grades 2 - 4.
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