King For Kids: School and Family Edition

King For Kids: School and Family Edition

by Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King Jr.
     
 

For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his

Overview

For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights movement and helped change society. Though his speeches refer to the conditions of the 1960s, his assertions that nonviolent protest is the key to democracy and that all humans are equal, are as timeless and powerful today as they were nearly forty years ago. To honor Dr. King, this edition includes Dr. King's recordings, abridged for children, and is commemorated with selected art from our nation's own talent.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
KING FOR KIDS is a misleading title; this recording could well be entitled KING FOR EVERYONE: AN ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. As one narrator remarks, for those who do not have personal memories of this man, this collection bears witness to the period and the person. Hearing each of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, speeches as one in a continuum calls attention to his passions and concerns, and underscores his oratory style. The introductions by distinguished Americans, including George McGovern, Coretta Scott King, and Andrew Young, provide historical perspective and background for each speech. From the Montgomery Improvement Association meeting to the Memphis Mason Temple meeting, King's speeches are remarkable. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up

This CD features recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches abridged for children, with introductions that provide historical background by such notables as Coretta Scott King, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. An introduction by Andrew Young offers information about Dr. King and his philosophy regarding peace and equal rights. The CD consists of eight excerpts from two speeches: "A Call to Conscience" and "A Knock at Midnight." This collection will be of considerable interest to school and public libraries. The bonus PDF file includes photos, a timeline, letters, discussion questions, and other information collected from The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Hatchette, 1998), edited by Clayborne Carson. Audio quality varies because the recordings were compiled from many sources. The track listing inside the case is not accurate, but this does not detract from the value of the production.-April Mazza, Wayland Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600240980
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a peacemaker, promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. In 1986, Martin Luther King Day was established as a United States holiday. Dr. King often called for personal responsibility in fostering world peace.King's most influential and well-known public address is the "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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