My Brother Martin: A Sister Growing Up With Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Christine King Farris (A) and Chris K. Soentpiet (ILT) (A)
List Price: $19.95 (Hardcover - Martin Luther King / Family - 2005)
Description: Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played practical jokes and made friends without any consideration to race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught a very young Martin a bitter lesson. In that world, little white children and little black children were not supposed to play with one another. And when one heartbreaking incident made that fact clear, the young Martin realized his calling in life and set out on a path that would ultimately change the course of American history. For the first time, Christine King Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, tells firsthand the story behind the story. Join her and celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet in the inspirational account of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement. It's a tale that will touch deeply the hearts of people of all ages and remind us all that if you believe hard enough, childhood dreams can become reality. (40 pgs) Ages 7 - 11Grade Level: 1 - 6
Lexile Measure: 970
Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 0.4 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds