Martin’s Big Words is the story of Martin Luther King Junior’s life. Briefly put, it’s…
Masterfully written… Like Martin Luther King Junior’s public speaking, there’s a beautiful cadence to Doreen Rappaport‘s writing.
No holds barred… He’s taken to jail. He gets shot. He dies. (Bryan Collier‘s illustrations don’t show King’s shooting or death; but the somber candles and black cathedral background, with Martin’s deep eyes, can bore an indelible mark in the mind).
Not devoid of context… Martin states, “God is with this movement”. He also prays with people. (Just like he actually did.)
Profoundly moving… I nearly cry (or actually do cry) every year when I read this book; and I’m not a crier.