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As Good as Anybody by
Publication Date: 2008-05-13
MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
Portraits of African-American heroes
Portraits of African-American Heroes by
Publication Date: 2003-12-29
Here, ideal for African-American History Month, is a stunningly beautiful book consisting of portraits-in pictures and words-of twenty outstanding African-Americans. The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall) to athletics, science, and more. For each individual, there is a three-page biography by the noted author Tonya Bolden and a striking black-and-white portrait that captures not only the subject's likeness but is a work of art in itself. A book to inspire, to teach, or to display, with its large trim size and striking design, it is as handsome as it is important. Paintings by Ansel Pitcairn.
Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Martin's Big Words by
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.
THE DAY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAS SHOT : A PHOTO HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Shot by
Publication Date: 1992-01-01
Despite its title, this is a photo history of the civil rights struggle from slavery to the present.
Free at last! : the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Free at Last! by
Publication Date: 2000-07-05
A biography of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged non-violent protest to fulfill his dream of an America where people would be judged by "the content of their character, not by the color of their skin".
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. ? by
Publication Date: 2007-12-27
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death?from an assassin?s bullet?in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.