Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century.
Set against key moments of the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief that nonviolence could be used to overcome racial discrimination.
Walter Dean Myers's moving narrative and Leonard Jenkins's compelling paintings convey a vivid and striking image of the man who moved American society closer to the ideals of freedom and fairness. Dr. King's dream that all Americans would be judged by their individual actions and character is one we still cherish today.
About the Author
Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers was the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people. His nonfiction includes We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart
; Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom
; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
; Malcom X: A Fire Burning Brightly
; and Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam
, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. His illustrious list of young adult novels includes Darius & Twig
; All the Right Stuff
; Dope Sick
; Autobiography of My Dead Brother
; New York Times
, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree.
Leonard Jenkins received his B.F.A. from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He is the illustrator of Sunflower Island by Carol Greene, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Mr. Jenkins lives in New York City.