M.L.K. Journey of a King


Journey of a King


Price: $27.95

  • Publication Date: January 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10
  • ISBN: 9780810954762
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 112 pages, full-color, 112 pages, 8 1/2x10"
  • Rights: World/All

An inspiring biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. from Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Tonya Bolden

Most people know Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a renowned orator, and a central and revered figure in the history of the struggle for civil rights. Tonya Bolden traces how he became this public figure, discussing the events, people, and decisions that shaped his destiny.

Bolden collaborated with civil rights photographer Bob Adelman to include more than 80 images of M.L.K. preaching, leading marches, being arrested, and overcoming the violence and prejudice around him juxtaposed with images of his wife and family, of his fellow protestors, and of other leaders of the day. A wonderful tribute, M.L.K. provides readers the opportunity to see the world through King’s eyes, introducing a fresh, moving perspective to a familiar historical figure.


“This portrait, rich in personal feeling . . . will leave readers with a strong. . . sense of the passion and depth of Dr. King’s commitment to peace with justice."
School Library Journal, starred review
“An elegant, heartfelt, thought-provoking homage to one of the greatest Americans of all time.”
Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner for Middle Passage

About the author

Tonya Bolden has written more than 15 books for children and adults. She lives in New York City.