The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King
     
 

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Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings. Selected and introduced by Coretta Scott King, this book helps keep the dream alive by focusing on seven areas of the Nobel Peace Prize winner&

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Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings. Selected and introduced by Coretta Scott King, this book helps keep the dream alive by focusing on seven areas of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's concern: the community of man, racism, civil rights, justice and freedom, faith and religion, nonviolence, and peace.

Editorial Reviews

Malcolm Boyd
This volume of quotations is thoughtful, intelligently provocative... —Los Angeles Times
New York Times
A valuable book.
Ebony Man
This book celebrates King's wisdom and is relevant today as it was during his lifetime.
Children's Literature
"When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind." These words and others from King's sermons, speeches and published works typify his conviction to address social wrongs by peaceful means. An introduction by his wife, Coretta, brings King's history briefly to life through her eyes—from their first meeting as students in 1952 to his death by a sniper's bullet in 1968. The quotations eloquently advocate love, peace, strength and courage, and are divided into sections representing Racism, The Community of Man, Nonviolence, Faith and Religion and more. Also included is President Reagan's speech proclaiming Martin Luther King Day as a public holiday. This short book could easily be read straight through but would benefit readers even more when absorbed in small, thoughtful doses. Though sources for the selections are listed, individual selections are rarely identified, making the text more useful for inspiration and awareness than as a research resource. An extensive chronology incorporates Dr. King's personal history with relevant events of the Civil Rights movement. Generous amounts of white space dramatically offset both the words and the black-and-white photographs that personify this vital leader and his cause. Part of "The Newmarket Words Of" series. 1996 (orig. 1983), Newmarket, $11.95. Ages 9 up. Reviewer: Betty Hicks AGES: 9 10 11 12 13 14
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"A valuable book." —The New York Times

"This book celebrates King's wisdom and is relevant today as it was during his lifetime." —Ebony Man

"This volume of quotations is thoughtful, intelligently provocative…" —Malcolm Boyd, Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044839
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Newmarket Words Of Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
881,743
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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