My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold
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Illustrated in full color. The acclaimed author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach recounts her unique vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. by describing a dream she had about the great civil rights leader. The dream includes scenes of King's childhood and the major events of his life, from the boycott of the segregated buses to his "I Have a Dream" speech to his assassination. Illustrated in Ringgold's signature folk-art style, the text includes the author's own personal vision, in which she imagines the people of the world gathering in King's memory to trade prejudice, fear, and hate for hope, peace, and love.
 

About Faith Ringgold

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Faith Ringgold divides her time between Englewood, New Jersey, and La Jolla, California.
 
Published December 12, 1995 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Ringgold embroiders her vision of King's life and message with scenes from a dream the narrator has had: Young Martin is turned away from a white school, gets caught up in a civil rights demonstration and is jailed, and marches with his parents in front of a huge crowd, all carrying bags of ``pre...

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In a starred review, PW called this an ""innovative and stirring"" biography, which offers a ""personal, heartfelt interpretation of King's legacy"" through a boy's recounted dream.

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