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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

By Andrea Davis Pinkney   Illustrated by Brian Pinkney   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545702539 Hardcover
128 Pages | 8.33" x 11.27" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545702546 Ebook
128 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life — and of his assassination — through metaphor, spirituality, and multi-layers of meaning.

Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colourful artwork — brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality — and whose courage to make it happen — changed the course of American history. And even in his death, he continues to transform and inspire all of us who share his dream.

Wonderful classroom plays of Martin Rising can be performed by using the "Now Is the Time" history, and the 1968 timeline at the back of the book as narration — and adding selected poems to tell the story!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song:

* "Wife-and-husband team Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney match talents as they weave together the stories of two giants of the American civil rights movement. . .A colorful, inspirational resource." — Booklist, starred review

"Historical context and artistic inspirations wrap up this informative approach to the two icons and the effect of their partnership on history." — School Library Journal

Praise for The Red Pencil:

* "Pinkney faces war's horrors head on, yet also conveys a sense of hope and promise." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Pinkney uses deft strokes to create engaging characters through the poetry of their observations and the poignancy of their circumstances. . .A soulful story that captures the magic of possibility, even in difficult times." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Amira's thoughts and drawings are vividly brought to life through Pinkney's lyrical verse . . .An essential purchase." — School Library Journal, starred review