Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis

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The actor-playwright tells the story of a boy growing up in Alabama in 1963, a youngster who becomes torn between his idol, Dr Martin Luther King, and his father, a Korean War veteran who believes in fighting fire with fire.
 

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Ossie Davis illumined America's stage and screen for two generations. He distinguished himself as a writer, actor, director, and narrator. A short list of his film work includes: "I'm Not Rappaport, The Client, Grumpy Old Men, " and "Do the Right Thing." He and his wife Ruby Dee were 1995 recipients of the National Medal of Arts Award. On Feb. 4, 2005 Ossie Davis died at the age of 87.
 
Published November 1, 2002 by Hyperion. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Davis shows how a local church could expand its role as community center to play a part in inspiring and guiding a national movement, inviting readers to consider the conflict between Isaac, who has embraced Martin Luther King's philosophy of nonviolence, and his father, who carries a pistol and ...

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Isaac Stone, coming of age in the South amid the tumultuous civil rights movement, embraces the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., despite opposition from his Korean War veteran father. PW's starred

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Fourteen-year-old Ike Stone and his pals are thrilled to be part of the Civil Rights movement sweeping the deep South in the 1960s, but the depth of racial hatred is brought painfully home when two of

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Isaac Stone, coming of age in the South amid the tumultuous civil rights movement, embraces the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., despite opposition from his Korean War veteran father.

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Fourteen-year-old Ike Stone and his pals are thrilled to be part of the Civil Rights movement sweeping the deep South in the 1960s, but the depth of racial hatred is brought painfully home when two of their friends are killed in a bombing.

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