Publication Date: January, 2018
|Author:||King Martin Luther, III|
|Details:||In stock, arrives in 3-5 business days. In-store pickup available.|
Ages 4 to 8
For picture book readers, a touching memoir of Martin Luther King III’s brief childhood spent with his father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Told through the eyes of young Marty and illuminated by New York Times bestselling artist AG Ford.
What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and a special bond between father and son. At home, Dr. King was just dad to Marty-they’d play catch and shoot hoops together. But there were also moments when his father’s life as a civil rights activist intervened. When Dr. King was thrown in jail, Marty knew his father was imprisoned for trying to help people. But he and older sister still hoped he’d be back home for Christmas. Mr King’s remembrances and AG Ford’s warm illustrations capture a moment in history as well as a loving family’s life.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I grew up with a famous father....When I was five years old, my dad gave one of his most famous speeches. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
I am the second of those four children he spoke about.
There have been a lot of books written about my father. But not a whole lot has been written about my dad. This book is about my daddy, what it was like to live with him, and how much I loved him.”