Coretta Scott King: First Lady of Civil Rights

Coretta Scott King: First Lady of Civil Rights

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by George E. Stanley, Meryl Henderson
     
 

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Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did all of those impressive things, Coretta was a strong little girl who could outclimb anyone in her neighborhood, was very close to her dad, and had a… See more details below

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Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did all of those impressive things, Coretta was a strong little girl who could outclimb anyone in her neighborhood, was very close to her dad, and had a beautiful singing voice! Read all about how Coretta Scott King learned that if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true.

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Children's Literature - April Steele
Before she was a King, Coretta Scott had a very interesting childhood in which she loved to play outside and climb trees with her friends, also making time to spend with her beloved father. A quick-witted child, she could not understand why she was treated differently than white people. As a result, she had many conversations about discrimination with her sister Edythe, who is a few years older than Coretta. Stanley's story also showcases the relationship between Coretta and her younger brother, Obie Leonard. The picture book also offers a great deal of information about her parents—especially her father and his struggle of trying to earn money to support his family (and send Coretta and Edythe to high school in Marion and eventually send them to college) in Alabama in the late 1930s. After graduating from college, Coretta received a call from a minister, Martin Luther King Jr., because of a mutual friend, who was ultimately playing matchmaker. Coretta and Martin were married on June 18, 1953. They worked together for many years with the Civil Rights Movement; however, on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Martin was assassinated. Coretta spent the rest of her life after Martin's death furthering his ideals and making his dream come true. She also led the campaign for his birthday to become a national holiday. This rendition of Coretta's life proves that typical textbooks are not required to be able to study the life of a national figure. Stanley breaks down her life so well that anyone can relate to the amazing life of Coretta Scott King. Reviewer: April Steele

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439153451
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
954,720
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did all of those impressive things, Coretta was a strong little girl who could outclimb anyone in her neighborhood, was very close to her dad, and had a beautiful singing voice! Read all about how Coretta Scott King learned that if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true.

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