Dare to Dream… Change the World
Edited by Jill Corcoran, illustrated by J. Beth Jepson
Kane Miller, 2012
While on a work assignment, I walked by our downtown library, and, of course, HAD to go in! Lucky for me I came upon a display of children’s poetry books. Here I discovered Dare to Dream… Change the World.
It includes poems about great people in history one doesn’t always think about, including Jonas Salk (inventor of polio vaccination), Martha Graham (master of contemporary dance, who, I learned, started dance later in life), Stephen Spielberg, and more. Each poem opens the imagination to reach toward new horizons, regardless of what others may think. So many humble beginnings have resulted in greatness. When I finished reading the book, I felt like I had just visited all these great people and my imagination was swirling. Some suggest it’s a great book for graduation.