Monday, October 15, 2012

My Uncle Martin’s Words for America by Angela Watkins - OPTIONAL

Watkins, Angela Farris, PhD My Uncle Martin’s Words for America, illustrated by Eric Velasquez.  Abrams, 2012.  $20.  PICTURE BOOK.  

Ms. Watkins, one  of King’s nieces, gives her perspective on important words that her Uncle Martin used to change the lives of African Americans.  I think my current favorite about MLK is Doreen Rappaport’s Martin’s Big Words.  This one seems to emphasize the relationship between the author and subject too much.  And it is very hero-worshipping in tone – my Uncle Martin changed the world single-handedly.  

EL – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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