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My Uncle Martin's Words for America

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My Uncle Martin's Words for America
by Angela Farris Watkins

In this inspirational story about Martin Luther King Jr.--told from the perspective of his niece, Angela—readers learn how King used words of love and peace to effectively fight for African Americans’ civil rights. The book focuses on words and phrases from King’s speeches, such as justice, freedom and equality. Angela Farris Watkins, PhD demonstrates the importance of her uncle’s language in bringing about changes during the Civil Rights Movement, from his “I Have a Dream” speech to the peace march in Alabama. Including a timeline and a glossary, this stirring and poignant book is a wonderful introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful message of nonviolence.


Book Type:
   read aloud / picture book

Related Lists:    Martin Luther King Jr. 

Interest Level:   Kindergarten     1st grade     2nd grade     3rd grade     4th grade    

Condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!