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I Have a Dream

By: Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by: Kadir Nelson
Formats: eBook
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375987724
2012-10-09 - $10.99

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.

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Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C. and gave a landmark speech that’s remembered not only for its importance in propelling the civil rights movement forward, but as a defining moment in American history. The speech is considered a  rhetoric masterpiece–the themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, but in invoking the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, it also provides avenues of discussion for many of our nation’s important events.

 We were privileged to work with Dr. King’s estate to create I Have a Dream, a stirring rendition of the speech masterfully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson (A CD of the audio is also included). In honor of the occasion, we encourage you to share your reflections on the event using the hashtag #marchdreamread. For other recommendations on introducing your students to the civil rights movement, or for educator guides to help hone your lesson plans, please visit our site for I Have a Dream.