Title: I Have A Dream
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Foreword: Coretta Scott King
Age Category: 9 to 12 years +
Genre: Picture Books
Our Rating (out of 5):
This post is a review of the second of two books I recommend for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click here for “Children’s Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Martin’s Big Words“, my review of the first book.
I Have a Dream Speech: Martin Luther King Jr.
The idea behind this children’s book is simple: publish the text of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech—delivered in the 1963 March on Washington—accompanied by illustrations by fifteen African-American artists whose work has featured in children’s books that have received the Coretta Scott King Award or Honor. The result is a moving and beautiful remembrance of this historic moment in the American story, a worthy tribute to the visionary Dr. King who delivered the speech, and a powerful call to renew the work of forgiveness, justice, and love that Dr. King pushed forward so forcefully in his day.
I Have a Dream: Subjective Appeal
Two things will draw young readers to I Have A Dream. At the top of the list, of course, is the power of Dr. King’s words. At least three things moved me in re-reading these amazing words. First, King’s laser focus on Continue reading