My Uncle Martin's Words for America
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference
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- Publication Date: July 8, 2014
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 x 11 7⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-61312-209-9
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: 40 pages of full-color illustrations
- Rights: North American English
A picture-book tribute to the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this inspirational story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his niece, Angela—readers learn how King used words of love and peace to effectively fight for African Americans’ civil rights.
The book focuses on words and phrases from King’s speeches, such as justice, freedom and equality.
Angela Farris Watkins, PhD demonstrates the importance of her uncle’s language in bringing about changes during the Civil Rights Movement, from his “I Have a Dream” speech to the peace march in Alabama.
Including a timeline and a glossary, this stirring and poignant book is a wonderful introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful message of nonviolence.
About the author
Angela Farris Watkins, PhD, is Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece. An associate professor of psychology at Spelman College, she lives in Atlanta. Eric Velasquez illustrated My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and received the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.