My Brother Martin

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My Brother Martin

A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Christine King Farris; Chris Soentpiet (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689843877, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

Description

Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s forced a very young Martin to learn a bitter lesson -- little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And as a seven-year-old, he embarked on a journey that would change the course of American history.


Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, joins with celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet to tell this inspirational story of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement. It's a tale that will touch the hearts of all people, and remind us all that if you believe hard enough, dreams can become reality.

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