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I Have a Dream

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I Have a Dream

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, "An award-winning artist captures the passion and purpose of this most notable 20th century American speech...A title for rememberance and for re-dedication to the dream."

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.

From Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing ‘I Have a Dream’ speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

I Have a Dream
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Illustrated by Kadir Nelson