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March On: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Scholastic Press)

Written by Christine King Farris, the sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is her firsthand account of that historic day in 1963 as hundreds of thousands of people from around the nation marched to Washington DC in search of equality.  They would listen to one of the greatest orators of our time shared his vision for a new day.

 

 

Reviews:

THE POWER OF WORDS! This is the illustrator London Ladd's first picture book, and he has done a masterful job of depicting the event. ~ Children’s Literature

Ladd's acrylic paintings are an excellent accompaniment to the text. His use of color and varying perspectives creates a great deal of visual energy, extending the excitement of the event. An informative addition. ~ School Library Journal

Awards/Recognition:

  • ALA Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Children's Video
  • Parent's Choice Award in Historical Fiction
  • Teachers' Choices booklist selection
  • AudioFile Earphones Award