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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.by Doreen Rappaport
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"Give me your tired,and#160;your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . "
In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet thatand#160;gaveand#160;a voice to the Statue of Liberty.and#160; Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue, thanks to Emma's poem,and#160;came toand#160;define us as a nation that welcomesand#160;immigrants.and#160;Theand#160;text of thatand#160;now famous poem,and#160;"The New Colossus," appears in this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisiteand#160;folk art style.and#160;
Theand#160;New Colossus by Emma Lazarus hasand#160;been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)
A picture book biography that shows how one poetand#8217;s voice forever changed the way we view perhaps the most symbolic piece of art in America: the Statue of Liberty
This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever.
This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America-and the world-forever.
About the Author
Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: Freedom Ship and The School Is Not White (both illustrated by Curtis James); Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, also illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives and writes in upstate New York.
Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner Bryan Collier has created art for many award winning children's books, including his master achievements, Rosa, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom River, and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon. Bryan lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
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