LET FREEDOM RING by Myra Cohn Livingston

LET FREEDOM RING

A Ballad of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Age Range: 4 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 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 BenÇts' 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. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8234-0957-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1992




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