Yes, having a day off from school is exciting for the kids, but on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’d also like for them to reflect upon the reason they are getting a day away from lessons.
And even though they are old enough to have heard Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech a few times, there is a new book that brings it to life with such compelling illustrations, I don’t think they’ll mind cracking a book today.
The recently released I Have a Dream book and CD take the unforgettable words of Martin Luther King Jr. and make them even more powerful with the illustrations of Kadir Nelson.
As in his books Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life and Ellington Was Not a Street, there is so much emotion and personality in Kadir Nelson’s illustrations, you’ll want to linger on the pages before you continue reading. What a wonderful book to add to your family’s library. -Christina
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is available at our affilate Amazon. Also, don’t miss some of our past-year’s picks about Dr. King, like this fabulous Brain Pop Jr. educational cartoon, some of our favorite ereaders about his life, and this free Readeez video of his I Have a Dream speech.