I Have A Dream

9780375858871Kadir Nelson illustrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s dream using the words of that well-known speech. Nelson creates a balance between history and a vision for the future:  We see both Dr. King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the hands of a black person and white person clenched together in solidarity. The expressions of the people, the beauty of the places where freedom will ring, the glory of freedom–all are matchless, lit by Nelson’s trademark glow from within.

The full “I Have A Dream” speech is printed on the back pages, and my edition includes a CD with “The Official Recording from the March on Washington, Delivered August 28, 1963”.



About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to I Have A Dream

  1. This just received ALA’s Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor!

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