Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

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Overview

Follow the inspiring life of Martin Luther King Jr. in a moving, vital, and informative book by an author and an illustrator with close ties to Dr. King’s family.

Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to helping people, first as a Baptist minister and scholar and later as the foremost leader in the African-American civil rights movement. An organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott and cofounder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. As a result of his actions, the United States Congress passed the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. This book's powerful story and important message, originally published in 1964, remain as relevant today as they were more than fifty years ago. With a new foreword by the author’s widow, Xernona Clayton, the text has been reviewed and updated for a new generation and features striking new illustrations by Donald Bermudez.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763674717
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,194,069
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ed Clayton was a well-known editor, author, and reporter. He worked on special assignments for Life magazine and contributed articles to the Associated Press, United Press International, and the Associated Negro Press. He also served as an editor with Jet, Ebony, and the Negro Digest. Until his death in 1966, Ed Clayton was an associate of Dr. King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Xernona Clayton, the author's widow, is a leading civil rights activist who was an associate of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She is also the founder, president, and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., which highlights accomplishments and contributions that enhance quality of life for all.

Donald Bermudez is a multifaceted artist who has worked directly with Coretta Scott King and continues to work with public figures such as Congressman John Lewis, Ms. Xernona Clayton, and Reverend C. T. Vivian. In 2008, Congressman Lewis selected him to design the annual White House Christmas Ornaments for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. In 2016, his “I Have a Dream” poster of Martin Luther King Jr. received an award of merit in the HOW International Design Awards competition. He lives in the Atlanta area.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

The Hard Way Up 1

The Ghetto and the Church 10

School Days 17

Think Before you Act 25

The Dream Begins 34

The Choice 41

Getting Ready 48

The Dream Unfolds 55

The Spark Catches 60

Walking for Freedom 68

We Shall Overcome 79

I Have a Dream 87

The Prize is Won 93

Free at Last 98

Afterword 109

"We Shall Overcome" Music and Lyrics 110

A Short Bibliography of Books On Black People and the Civil Rights Movement 112

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Holly More than 1 year ago
Martin Luther King : The Peaceful Warrior is the story of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Being the son of a shoe shop owner, Martin had a dream of being something that would help people but he would never imagine what that would lead him to. It was in college that Martin found his calling of being a preacher, fighting against the injustices that black people were going through. He became the new leader of the Civil Rights movement in the South but everything came at a cost for Martin. It all came to an end on a dark April 4th night in 1968 but his dream didn't die with him, it continues with his family and friends who push forward with his dreams! I have always admired Martin Luther King, JR. for what he was trying to accomplish in a non-violent way. This is a great starting book for young kids to want to learn more about this heroic man and what he tried to do in his short life. It's books like this one that will make anyone want to go read or watch a show about the person which is a great thing to do! I have always wondered what Martin Luther King, JR. would have done if he have survived that awful night and what the world would be like now for it. Thank You to Ed Clayton for writing this great children's book about a true American Hero!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!