March On! by Christine King Farris
The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, sister remembers the March on Washington.

From Dr. Martin Luther King's sister, the definitive tribute to the man, the march, and the speech that changed a nation.
 

About Christine King Farris

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Dr. Christine King Farris is the older sister of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Vice Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Herself a long-standing advocate for civil rights, she is a founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Child Development Center. Ms. King Farris is an Associate Professor of Education at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she directs the Learning Resources Center. She is the author of MY BROTHER MARTIN and MARTIN LUTHER KING: HIS LIFE AND DREAM. London Ladd graduated from Syracuse University. He and his wife live in Syracuse with their daughter. This is his first picture book. Illustrator of MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said it best: “Ladd demonstrates a rare talent for portraiture—even the faces in his crowd scenes are individuated...He resists the temptation to lionize his subject: instead of looking iconic, his King looks human—in other words, capable of inspiring the reader.” Please visit http://blog.syracuse.com/video/cny_arts/
 
Published August 1, 2008 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., offers her own singular perspective on the historic March on Washington and her brother’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Describing the 1963 March on Washington, Farris, the older sister of Martin Luther King Jr., maintains the deft touch and down-to-earth perspective that made My Brother Martin so moving.

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As over a quarter of a million people converged on the nation's capital to have their voices heard for racial equality (and, of course, with some voices there against it), King labored through the night for just the right words to express his dream.

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