Smile Big Dream Bigger

English and Spanish Edition

Children - General
30 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2017
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Author Biography

Andrea Scott is the author of Smile Big Dream Bigger, and she is also known as Ms. Impactor. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an elementary Spanish Teacher and an Adjunct Professor at Harris Stowe State University. Andrea believes it is her mission to educationally support children and young people who grow up in high-risk communities. Andrea herself grew up in a single parent home located in one of St. Louis’ most vulnerable neighborhoods. However, she is a living example that dreams can come true when you are focused and motivated.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

The title Smile Big, Dream Bigger is very accurate, catchy, and will inspire people to open the book. Author Andrea Scott writes about a young girl named Samantha and her dreams for a better community for all. She truly believes that a smile is contagious and we should pass it around. Although her mom works hard to provide for her and her siblings, her mom still smiles and lets them know that things will be all right. Samantha reminds us that being friendly can boost the spirits of everyone around. Samantha is fortunate to come from a loving family and have a strong, wonderful mother who sets a good example. If Samantha smiles at one person, and that person passes it on, and then that person passes it on… Samantha is appreciative of her teachers and school—she recognizes how crucial schooling is if you want a happy environment. She also realizes the imperative of setting goals and taking the right steps to achieve them. An important reminder for all of us.

Smile Big, Dream Bigger is a motivational book that should inspire communities that children need to feel safe in a violence-free neighborhood. After reading a book about Martin Luther King, Samantha vows to become a leader in her community, which serves as a reminder to us all that we all need to help create the neighborhood we want to live in. She has a dream that her classroom will be filled with books and that children will be excited about learning. Illustrator Davion Coleman provides simple, but effective illustrations of Samantha and her family.

Cierre J

A great and inspirational book that many kids can relate to


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i love the book you guys should give this book 5 stars!!!.this book tells you how you can smile big and also dream bigger when i grow up i wanna be an enginier/doctor. and this book tells me that anything can happen love your book andrea scott when i grow up im gonna smile at my patients and always say SILEBIGDREAMBIGGER!!!!!

Pierce R.

The book shows how much Andrea Scott wants to help people be more positive. It inspires kids to become a leader and set high goals.


this book is great i really like it