My Uncle Martin's Big Heart by Angela Farris Watkins

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In this inspiring story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his young niece—readers will gain personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man’s extraordinary love changed the history of the United States.

 

Told with visually stunning art by Eric Velasquez, this is a perfect book for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and throughout the year.

 

About Angela Farris Watkins

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Angela Farris Watkins is the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. She is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Other Mozart and a recipient of the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books.

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1st, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4197-0022-4 Page count: 40pp ...

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Martin Luther King's niece offers a child's-eye tribute to her famous uncle, whom she remembers as warm and loving, a man with a loud voice who enjoyed a good laugh.

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Martin Luther King's niece offers a child's-eye tribute to her famous uncle, whom she remembers as warm and loving, a man with a loud voice who enjoyed a good laugh.

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This companion to My Uncle Martin's Big Heart offers a more encompassing look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and accomplishments than the earlier, more personal book, which was drawn largely from Watkins's memories of her uncle.

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In her first book for children, Watkins offers an affectionate tribute to King (known to his family as “Uncle M.L.”), emphasizing his love of family and laughter.

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