Friday, June 21, 2013
I Have a Dream
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: schwartz & wade books
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Starred review Kirkus
Summary: The familiar timeless words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "dream" speech are beautifully illustrated with Nelson's oil paintings. The paintings are stately and striking. It's hard to choose a favorite, but I gasped at the two page spread of a sunrise in the mountains and loved the panels of the seasons across the country.
Classroom Ideas: Obviously, this would work for a classroom study of civil rights or to celebrate MLKJr. Day. There is also an LA objective about understanding the audience of a speech.