Friday, August 16, 2013

Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement Blog Tour

Random House is running a blog tour to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement and sent me a copy of I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to read and review for them (thank you).  It is available at your local bookstore now.

Dr. King has been dead many years now, but each year you hear his voice echo across the room during the anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.  He was a man that truly believed in his cause and did all he could to encourage peaceful demonstrations.  He still died before his time.

This book focuses on his speech and the nuances in it.  The paintings are by Kadir Nelson and they reflect the time period and the crowds that came to listen to him speak.  The text is abbreviated in the picture book section.  The complete text is on the last two pages.  And, even more impressive, there is a CD of that famous speech.  You can let your child listen to 1963 and a time before they were born.

We need to share history so we can learn from it and only go forwards; never go back.  It's all that can make life better.  

Happy reading.

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