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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.by Christine King Farris
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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.
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.
About the Author
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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