Martin rising requiem for a King /

Martin Rising is a stunning, poetic presentation of the final months of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life - told in a rich embroidery of visions, color, musical cadence, deep emotion, and multiple layers of meaning. Against a backdrop of the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, t...

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Uniform Title: Poems. Selections
Main Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis,
Other Authors: Pinkney, J. Brian,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: Martin Rising is a stunning, poetic presentation of the final months of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life - told in a rich embroidery of visions, color, musical cadence, deep emotion, and multiple layers of meaning. Against a backdrop of the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, the book builds to its rousing crescendo as King delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech - where his life's commitment to peaceful activism and his dream of equality ascend to their highest peak. The Pinkneys' powerful and spiritual look at King's legacy celebrates the courage and moral conviction of a man who changed the course of history forever. And even in the face of searing tragedy, he continues to inspire, transform, and elevate all of us who share his dream. -- From dust jacket.
Item Description: Middle School.
730 Lexile.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127).
Martin Rising is a stunning, poetic presentation of the final months of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life - told in a rich embroidery of visions, color, musical cadence, deep emotion, and multiple layers of meaning. Against a backdrop of the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, the book builds to its rousing crescendo as King delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech - where his life's commitment to peaceful activism and his dream of equality ascend to their highest peak. The Pinkneys' powerful and spiritual look at King's legacy celebrates the courage and moral conviction of a man who changed the course of history forever. And even in the face of searing tragedy, he continues to inspire, transform, and elevate all of us who share his dream. -- From dust jacket.
Henny Penny prelude -- Daylight. Sparkling-eyed child -- Happy Birthday, Daddy! -- Forcing forsythia -- Valentine -- Come -- Early signs of spring -- Roar! -- Weather news, baseball blues -- Kings in Memphis -- Smothered -- Shattered -- Still standing -- Sky truth -- Bravura bird -- Darkness. Foreboding -- Home away from home -- Fever -- Storm -- Heaven's railroad -- Mine eyes have seen -- Sleep -- Day breaks -- Pillow fight! -- Soul fixin's -- Quick-strange! -- Powerless (time-out of time) -- Compass -- Pronouncement -- Chaos -- Baby James -- Unsolved history -- Desperate questions -- Lamentation -- Quiet storm -- Daddy -- Pilgrimage -- Dawn. Good Friday -- Easter Sunday -- Rejoice the legacy -- Author's reflections -- Artist's reflections -- Now is the time -- Time line -- 1968 time line for Martin Rising -- Sources -- Acknowledgments.
Accelerated Reader MG 4.8 1.0.
ALSC Notable Children's Books, 2019.
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Older Readers, 2018.
CSMCL Best Books, 2018.
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018.
NCTE Notable Poetry Book, 2019.
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019.
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018.
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018.
Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Audience: Middle School.
730
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Books, 2019.
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Older Readers, 2018.
CSMCL Best Books, 2018.
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018.
NCTE Notable Poetry Book, 2019.
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019.
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018.
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127).
ISBN: 9780545702539
0545702534