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I HAVE A DREAM by Jr. King


by Jr. King & illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-590-20516-1
Publisher: Scholastic

A handsome edition in which 15 illustrators, Coretta Scott King's foreword, and an appended two-page biography of Martin Luther King Jr. create a unique context for his famous speech of 1963. It is as timely today as it was in the 1960s, and the artists have done the words justice: The astonishing courage required to remain nonviolent appears in George Ford's art for "Meeting Physical Force with Soul Force," while James Ransome provides an idealized, yet attainable banquet for "The Table of Brotherhood." Among the other artists are Jerry Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Leo and Diane Dillon, Tom Feelings, and Pat Cummings. Adults who heard the speech will experience it anew; children who didn't will be able to place the words in a historical framework. (Nonfiction. 8-11)