I have a dream

Author King, Martin Luther
Language English
Publisher
Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.,




Annotation:

Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described.



Subjects :

  • African Americans Civil Rights
  • King, Martin Luther
  • United States Juvenile Literature Race Relations
  • Big Books
  • Civil Rights
  • Afro-Americans Civil Rights
  • March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
  • Blacks Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Movements History
  • Public Performance
  • African Americans Juvenile Literature Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Movements Juvenile Literature History
  • United States Race Relations

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame , Picture Book , 2018

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Maine Student Book Award; None 1998-1999

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Reviews :

Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz (Children's Literature)
On August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of his most important and quoted speeches known as I have a dream. In it, King looks beyond the racial turmoil of the day to a future of freedom and justice for African Americans, a time of brotherhood. The speech is printed in its entirety in the back of the book. The enclosed CD is also a recording of the entire speech made by King that day. Nelson has chosen to illustrate just the most famous part, the dream. It concludes with King s exhortation to let freedom ring. All God s children will be able to join hands and sing Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! The large pages are used primarily to house realistic close-up oil painted portraits of King and of illustrations taken from the speech that include children, adults, and scenes from nature. The solidity of the representations reinforces the solemnity of the inspirational speech. 2012, Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children s Books,, $18.99. Ages 8 to Adult.
(PUBLISHER: Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.)

Hazel Rochman (Booklist)
A great way to introduce young readers to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. s historic 1963 address, this large, square picture book presents the speech with long excerpts and full-page, glowing unframed oil portraits of King, as well as paintings of the thousands who came to hear him at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. Then there are images that expand on his stirring message, including a painting of a black teen and a white teen face-to-face, equal and connected, which accompanies the words the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood ; a large close-up of a black hand and a white hand clasped together; a view of children of many races singing let freedom ring ; and spreads showing mountain landscapes across the country. The full text of the speech is appended, and there is also a CD of King s address for those, including teens and adults, who want to revisit that momentous event, and not just on the third Monday in January. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A new book from Nelson is always a publishing event, and his many fans, young and old, will be waiting for this. Grades K-3
(PUBLISHER: Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
An award-winning artist captures the passion and purpose of this most notable 20th-century American speech in beautifully realized oil paintings. Nelson begins with the concluding paragraphs spoken on August 28th, 1963, with the Lincoln Memorial standing vigil over the massed assemblage. Dr. King's opening paragraphs, with their urgent and specific references to America's broken promises, slavery, discrimination and injustice, along with an acknowledgement of a "marvelous new militancy" are not often quoted; they are specific to the time. The words of his "dream," in contrast, are universal, timeless and still needed. Dr. King evoked Scripture, an American hymn and an African-American spiritual in his sermon. Nelson mirrors that religiosity in his paneled montage of American mountains rising high from New Hampshire to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi and California. His stately portraits of adults and children stand out against white and blue backgrounds as they march, listen and hold hands. A glorious double-spread likeness of Dr. King against a black background imparts both majesty and sorrow. And how perfect that white doves, symbols of hope and faith, soar at the conclusion. The entire speech is reproduced in print and on a CD (not heard). A title for remembrance and for re-dedication to the dream, published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 2012, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 48 pp., $18.99. Category: Informational picture book. Ages 5 up. Starred Review. © 2012 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.)

Elizabeth Bush (Bulletin)
Excerpts from Dr. King s 1963 landmark speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom are movingly illustrated here by Kadir Nelson. The interpretation is literal (King s four little children are readily identifiable); the scale is often monumental (the hope of being able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together is represented by a pair of larger than life black and white grasped hands); and the compositions are riveting (the force of the single phrase From every mountain, let freedom ring is underscored by the double-page spread close-up of King s impassioned delivery). End matter presents the speech in its entirety for older readers, but paring the text down to its most notable lines makes this title accessible to youngsters who are just beginning to comprehend the civil rights leader s stature. Follow Christine King Farris s March On! with this tribute to her brother s oration for a powerful Black History Month presentation. A CD with a recording of King giving the speech is included. Review Code: R -- Recommended. (c) Copyright 2006, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2012, Schwartz & Wade, 34p., $21.99 and $18.99. Ages 6-10 yrs.
(PUBLISHER: Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Schwartz & Wade Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2012.,

Media Type:

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Center for Cassette Studies,

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
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"Highlights from the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr."

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