I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.
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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 magificent 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.
 

About Martin Luther King Jr.

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MARTIN 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.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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It is as timely today as it was in the 1960s, and the artists have done the words justice: The astonishing courage required to remain nonviolent appears in George Ford's art for "Meeting Physical Force with Soul Force," while James Ransome provides an idealized, yet attainable banquet for "The Ta...

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There’s something exhilarating about viewing Nelson’s (Heart and Soul) paintings of Dr. King and the March on Washington while reading the words of the speech King gave that day; it’s hard to imagine

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In this hybrid memoir and historical account, Carson, editor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers, records his personal journey through the turbulent civil rights movement and his changing views on its legacy.

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King's most famous speech is handsomely interpreted in this lavish volume, which pairs his stirring words with illustrations by 15 Coretta Scott King Award- or Honor-winning artists.

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There’s something exhilarating about viewing Nelson’s (Heart and Soul) paintings of Dr. King and the March on Washington while reading the words of the speech King gave that day;

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Hence, as he reports, one can buy thong underwear "for women and girls, featuring King's likeness and his famous line about his children being judged by the 'content of their character.'" Surely the most audacious revision of King's speech has been executed by the opponents of "affirmative actio...

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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 dre...

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Common Sense Media

A two-page spead shows a panorama of the historical event of the at which King gave the speech: the great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, on Aug. 28, 1963.

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St. Louis Today

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Also, I believe that my father's insight is correct: Although President Obama's legacy is still to be written, there is an infinite hope extended to Dr. King's dream through his current accomplishments.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Also, I believe that my father's insight is correct: Although President Obama's legacy is still to be written, there is an infinite hope extended to Dr. King's dream through his current accomplishments.

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Award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson illustrates excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous I HAVE A DREAM speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington in 1963.

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“I’m writing a new play, memorizing lines for another play, running lights for another one.” D’Juan won’t get to see the first few performances of Keeping the Dream Alive because he will be onstage in the Actors Theatre’s production of Waiting for Godot.

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