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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers

By Christine King Farris

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, December 2005
ISBN: 0689843887
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played practical jokes and made friends without any consideration to race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught a very young Martin a bitter lesson. In that world, little white children and little black children were not supposed to play with one another. And when one heartbreaking incident made that fact clear, the young Martin realized his calling in life and set out on a path that would ultimately change the course of American history.

For the first time, Christine King Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, tells firsthand the story behind the story. Join her and celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet in the inspirational account of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement. It's a tale that will touch deeply the hearts of people of all ages and remind us all that if you believe hard enough, childhood dreams can become reality.

User Reviews:
Jasmine springer | 9/30/2013 8:25 AM
Martin luther king jr is very very brave and i'm sorry you died I wish there where more people like you!
olena | 5/19/2011 12:57 PM
great book
nataliya | 5/19/2011 12:56 PM
that's a great story! thank you very much for this story
A.Y. | 11/26/2007 7:51 AM
Dr.Martin  Luther King Jr. is a phenomenal person. Like Maya Angelou's poem, "Phenomenal woman", MLKJ should be key in a poem Phenomenal man, if there ever was one. I love this book. It breaks down every fact about him!
aaron melvin house jr. | 2/27/2007 12:01 AM
Dr.Martin luther king is the 2nd best men the first is god the second is martin the third is my dad.

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