Saturday, January 29, 2011

Giant Steps to Change the World

Giant Steps to Change the World

I just read a new children's picture book by Spike and Tonya Lee called Giant Steps to Change the World.  Pretty good book!  Very uplifting, encouraging and inspiring for young kids.  I could see reading this to a school-age group, in fact I'm thinking of reading it for African American History month to my afterschool groups.  It's a bit long and abstract for young preschoolers.  On the inside cover are some great quotes.  Below are a few that really resonated with me.

"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
- Langston Hughes -

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman -

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
- Albert Einstein -

"Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give."
- Ben Carson -

"Peace begins with a smile."
- Mother Teresa -

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