I Have a Dream [With CD (Audio)]

Martin Luther King (Author) Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Description

Experience history with this picture book of Martin Luther King's iconic speech, with an audio CD included. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers.

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 magnificent 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. Included with the book is an audio CD of the speech.

Product Details

Price
$18.98  $17.46
Publisher
Schwartz & Wade Books
Publish Date
October 09, 2012
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.3 X 0.5 X 11.0 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375858871

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

Entertainment Weekly, December 5, 2012:
"This picture book stands a notch above others thanks to Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's beautifully rendered and sincerely moving paintings."

School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012

Publishers Weekly Best of Children's Books 2012

Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012

Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2012:
"Even after 50 years, this seminal address still has the power to move listeners, and this handsome illustrated version will be welcomed in all collections."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2012:
"A glorious interpretation of a bedrock moment in 20th-century history."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012:
"An award-winning artist captures the passion and purpose of this most notable 20th-century American speech in beautifully realized oil paintings.... A title for remembrance and for re-dedication to the dream."