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Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You

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You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.

You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience.


Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherford's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world . . . to be a King.

ISBN-13: 9781547608973

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 01-04-2022

Pages: 40

Product Dimensions: 8.46(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Two-time NAACP Image Award winner Carole Boston Weatherford has authored many children's books, including the Newbery Honor winner Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom and the Caldecott Honor winners Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement; and Freedom in Congo Square. Among Carole's other books are I, Matthew Henson; Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive; and Be a King. She is a professor at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. www.CBWeatherford.com. James E. Ransome has illustrated many picture books including the Coretta Scott King Award-winner The Creation, the Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Uncle Jed's Barbershop and This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson. James was also one of the collaborators on Our Children Can Soar, which won the NCAAP Image Award. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife. www.jamesransome.com

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