Browsing: Martin Luther King Jr.

August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. In celebration of the Civil Rights Movement, we have interviewed award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson about his dazzling picture book I Have a Dream (Random House, 2012), his formula for researching historical figures, and how families can nurture artistic creativity in the home. Read and dream on, my friends …

This is an incredibly moving and empowering book that delivers the story of two men from different cultures, an African-American Baptist minister and a Polish-born rabbi, whose lives aligned and came together for the cause of freedom (the civil right we all deserve): Martin Luther King Jr. and rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—observed the third Monday of each year, around the time of his January 15 birthday—here is a list of outstanding books that represent nonviolent activism and the civil rights movement: