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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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ISBN13: 9780689843877
ISBN10: 0689843879
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Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s forced a very young Martin to learn a bitter lesson — little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And as a seven-year-old, he embarked on a journey that would change the course of American history.

Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, joins with celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet to tell this inspirational story of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement. It's a tale that will touch the hearts of all people, and remind us all that if you believe hard enough, dreams can become reality.

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The older sister of Dr. King relates how growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught her younger brother a bitter lesson. When an incident makes clear the fact that white children and black children are not to play together, young Martin realizes his calling in life, and sets out on a path that changes the course of American history. Full color.

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Christine King Farris is the older sister of the late civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is an associate professor of young adult education at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches courses in multiculturalism and elementary reading. This is her first book. She and her husband reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

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beverlys, February 5, 2009 (view all comments by beverlys)
This is an awesome book, giving children and adults an insight into MLK's life as a child and his formation into an adult leader.

I would love to be able to email Christine Kimg Farris. This book opens a whole area that I have not read about any further than this book.

It seems to me, that Christine could write both a children's book and an adult book about her FATHER. What an example to children and to fathers, showing what a difference is made by a parent, in this case a father.

The importance of discussion of the day at those evening meals cannot be overstated. She would have more valuable information to share with our country.

This could lead to another book showing President Obama as a father guiding his children.

Our nation could use some advice on the importance of a strong dad.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689843877
Author:
Farris, Christine King
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Illustrator:
Soentpiet, Chris K.
ill.:
Soentpiet, Chris K.
Author:
Soentpiet, Chris K.
Author:
King Farris, Christine
Author:
Soentpiet, Chris
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Atlanta
Subject:
King family
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Atlanta (ga.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
71-0077
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 11.88 in 21.35 oz
Age Level:
6-11

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"Synopsis" by , The older sister of Dr. King relates how growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught her younger brother a bitter lesson. When an incident makes clear the fact that white children and black children are not to play together, young Martin realizes his calling in life, and sets out on a path that changes the course of American history. Full color.
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