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About the BookOn August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Nelson's magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. Full color.
Book SynopsisExperience history with this picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, including an audio CD. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers! From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: "My father's dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing I Have a Dream speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us--those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone." On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past. Included with the book is an audio CD of the speech.
Review QuotesEntertainment Weekly, December 5, 2012:
This picture book stands a notch above others thanks to Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's beautifully rendered and sincerely moving paintings. School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012 Publishers Weekly Best of Children's Books 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012 Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2012:
"Even after 50 years, this seminal address still has the power to move listeners, and this handsome illustrated version will be welcomed in all collections." Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2012:
"A glorious interpretation of a bedrock moment in 20th-century history." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012:
"An award-winning artist captures the passion and purpose of this most notable 20th-century American speech in beautifully realized oil paintings.... A title for remembrance and for re-dedication to the dream."
About The AuthorMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was a clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize for his work to end racial segregation and discrimination through nonviolent means. KADIR NELSON is the acclaimed illustrator of Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, both Caldecott Honor books. His other titles include We Are the Ship, a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner and Coretta Scott King Award recipient, and Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans.
Dimensions (Overall): 11 Inches (H) x 11.3 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / African-American, Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Holidays + Celebrations / Other + Non-Religious
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Kadir Nelson
Street Date: December 11, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2045
Origin: Made in the USA
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Slippers and Cheese - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I purchased this book for my classroom library. Kadir Nelson's paintings are breathtaking depictions of one of the most powerful moments in our nation's history. I look forward to sharing this with my 3rd grade