M.L.K.: Journey Of A King



M.L.K. Journey of A King (book cover)
M.L.K. Journey of A King (book cover)

| From the Book Jacket |

Illustrated with extensive period photography and narrated with Bolden’s lively, well-researched text, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and deeds are given new life to educate and inspire young minds.

Most people know King as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a renowned orator, and a central and revered figure in the civil rights movement.  But how did he become this figure?  What were his inspirations?  What were his aspirations?  What events, people, and decisions shaped his destiny?

Bolden introduces young readers to the human being behind the icon.

Bolden, known for her evocative and inspirational writing, reached deep into her life experiences for the foundation of her research.  She says, “This book is my soul’s journey into why that teacher at my elementary school cried, and why I sometimes wept as I listened to his sermons and speeches, read his writings, and processed others’ written and visual renderings of his life in my search to see, to feel the man . . .”

National Book Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Charles Johnson called Bolden’s M.L.K.: Journey of a King, as “an elegant, heartfelt, thought-provoking homage to one of the greatest Americans of all time.”

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Age 10-up | 128 pages
Hardcover | Abrams Books for Young Readers | 2007 | ISBN: 0810954761