By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
(Schwartz & Wade Books NY/Penguin Random House)
From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”
On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation’s history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson’s magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation’s past.
I love this book for the bright and beautiful illustrations and the breakdown of every phrase of Dr. Kings famous speech. This is the perfect stepping stone to opening dialogue with your child about race and discrimination. This is suited to an older child, or a young child when they are in a state to talk a serious talk. Enjoy the book for it's powerful message and the necessity for peace and kindness to all humanity.