"Giant Steps to Change the World"
& Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls
Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9
"On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant steps to make the world a better place and left big shoes for you to fill." 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. They are not identified by name, though there are quotations from each on the endpapers of the book. Some are the oft-cited, such as
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