Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

Martin Rising: Requiem For a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney 0545702534 9780545702539
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With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLKs nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* Unique and remarkable. --Publishers Weekly, starred review* Each poem trembles under the weight of the story it tells... Martin Rising packs an emotional wallop and, in perfect homage, soars when read aloud. --Booklist, starred reviewIn a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther Kings life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.Andreas stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brians lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality -- and whose courage to make it happen -- changed the course of American history. And even in his death, he continues to transform and inspire all of us who share his dream.Wonderful classroom plays of Martin Rising can be performed by using the Now Is the Time history and the 1968 timeline at the back of the book as narration -- and adding selected poems to tell the story!

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: 2018-01-02

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