MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
Starred Review, Booklist, February 1, 2008:
"“In this powerful, well-crafted story about a partnership between two great civil rights leaders,
Michelson shows how the fight for human rights affects everyone.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2008:
"Gentle, powerful, and healing."
Review, The New York Times Book Review, July 13, 2008:
"A portrait of one of the more unusual partnerships of the civil rights movement."
WINNER 2008 - National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award
FINALIST 2008 - National Jewish Book Award
WINNER 2009 - Skipping Stone Honor Award
NOMINEE - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
WINNER - Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries
Richard Michelson is an award-winning poet and children’s book author whose work has been praised by Elie Wiesel as “deeply moving.” He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Raul Colón is the recipient of both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New City, New York.