MARCH ON! by Christine King Farris

MARCH ON!

The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., offers her own singular perspective on the historic March on Washington and her brother’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech. More oral history than a strictly fact-based narrative, Farris’s voice and that of her famous brother come through free, loud and clear. The impact is both inspiring and affecting. The book’s ingenious design allows for double-duty: Each block of text includes one sentence that is set off in large, bold uppercase letters. These phrases (e.g.: “THE SEA OF MARCHERS PARTED FOR MARTIN AND HIS FRIENDS”) facilitate easy group sharing while helping less confident readers manage the book on their own. Ladd, a talented figure painter and first-time picture-book illustrator, offers his own fresh and affecting take on these now familiar events; his images expand and enliven the well-known facts and ably expand on Farris’s powerful family story. This is an essential addition to family, church, school and public-library collections. (Informational picture book. 7-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-545-03537-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2008




MARTIN LUTHER KING IN PICTURE BOOKS:

Children WE MARCH by Shane W.  Evans
by Shane W. Evans
Children HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING by Jean Marzollo
by Jean Marzollo
Children MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING by Faith Ringgold
by Faith Ringgold
Children MARTIN’S BIG WORDS by Doreen Rappaport
by Doreen Rappaport