Books by Spike Lee

GIANT STEPS TO CHANGE THE WORLD by Spike Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Purposeful in a good way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The opening two pages of inspirational quotations from men and women both famous and not-quite serve as a de facto table of contents for a series of collages and accompanying homilies (often quite clunky ones) from the Lees. Read full book review >
PLEASE, PUPPY, PLEASE by Spike Lee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A memorable climactic spread (with no text) shows the puppy bringing his ball back to the children, showing that the kids really can control their puppy after all. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two adorable African-American preschoolers, a boisterous puppy and a marmalade cat are the characters in this exuberant story suitable for children from toddlers to those just learning to read a few words on their own. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Solid reporting on a significant body of work. (40 photos)"
An objective take on the life and works of a groundbreaking, controversial filmmaker. Despite the misleading author credit, this is not an autobiography. Read full book review >
PLEASE, BABY, PLEASE by Spike Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The repetitive text, sunny illustrations, and entirely familiar scenarios will make this a favorite of parents and children alike. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Parents and caregivers will recognize the ritualistic pleading that takes place when spending the day with a toddler. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Just like the athletes Lee admires most, he and Wiley play their hearts out here, making this one of the best sports books of recent years. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Commentary on professional basketball woven through a memoir and reflections on the state of late-20th-century, interracial America. Read full book review >