Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Doreen Rappaport

ISBN: 9780786807147

Published: October 1st 2001

Hardcover

40 pages


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Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  by  Doreen Rappaport

Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
October 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 40 pages | ISBN: 9780786807147 | 5.24 Mb

The Barnes & Noble ReviewAcclaimed author Doreen Rappaport and Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier, who previously collaborated on Freedom River , have pooled their talents yet again in a stunning tribute to civil rights activist Dr.MoreThe Barnes & Noble ReviewAcclaimed author Doreen Rappaport and Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier, who previously collaborated onFreedom River, have pooled their talents yet again in a stunning tribute to civil rights activist Dr.

Martin Luther King Jr. An extraordinary picture-book biography, Martins Big Words consists of Rappaports own words interwoven with quotes from Dr. King...all powerfully brought to life by Colliers striking, glorious art.Rappaports spare, gripping text and Colliers distinctive collage-and-watercolor illustrations depict Kings life journey with reverence and dignity -- beginning with his childhood experience of seeing White Only signs throughout his hometown, presenting his efforts as a civil rights crusader, and ending abruptly with his assassination.

The front cover of the book immediately conveys Kings power and spiritual strength, consisting entirely of a lifelike portrait of him -- the title and the authors and illustrators names are relegated to the back cover. As Collier says in his illustrators note, he tried to push [the imagery] to an emotional level that allows the reader to bring his or her own experience to it, without actually losing the intensity or the intention of the story. His technique is utterly effective.By using simple, direct language -- much of it Kings -- the text offers young readers an accessible yet profound introduction to Kings legacy.

It explains that as a child, he listened to his minister fathers big words and vowed to inspire others with such words when he grew up. The books final sentence: His big words are alive for us today, testifies to Kings success -- and to the timeless importance of this great leaders ideals. As further inspiration for interested readers, Martins Big Words includes a list of significant dates as well as a bibliography of resources for them to explore.

(Jamie Levine)



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