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.

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