My Uncle Martin's Big Heart
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2010
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11 78
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-8975-7
  • EAN: 9780810989757
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North American English

In this inspiring story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his young niece—readers will gain personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man’s extraordinary love changed the history of the United States.

Told with visually stunning art by Eric Velasquez, this is a perfect book for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and throughout the year.

About the author

Angela Farris Watkins is the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. She is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Other Mozart and a recipient of the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.