LET FREEDOM RING by Myra Cohn Livingston


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Touching on the high points and incorporating many of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s own words (printed in boldface), Livingston surveys his life and celebrates his achievements in strongly cadenced stanzas that, in their succinct evocation of an important historic figure, recall the BenÉts' A Book of Americans (1933). Choosing points of view well below his subjects' eye level, Byrd enhances the drama of the events and the heroic stature of the participants in powerful watercolors that make effective use of contrasts between light and dark. A moving tribute. Citations for the artwork (place, date, circumstances) and for the quotes.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House