Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The remarkable Kadir Nelson gives Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech a new vision in his latest picture book, I HAVE A DREAM (Schwartz and Wade 2012). Accompanied by a CD with the recording of the famous speech, Nelson has selected essential passages of the speech for this picture book. Bronzes, browns, and blues glow as pages turn and the words pour forth, still challenging us today to see the dream come true. Tie this one to MARTIN'S BIG WORDS by Doreen Rappaport with illustrations by Bryan Collier. Bder of biographies or a ladder of famous speeches brought to life in picture books, build a ladder for Black History Month. There are so many ways to connect this beautiful text to others. Just be sure to read it aloud to any age. <300>

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