Item description for My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris & Chris Soentpiet...
Overview Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.
Publishers Description Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s forced a very young Martin to learn a bitter lesson -- little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And as a seven-year-old, he embarked on a journey that would change the course of American history. Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, joins with celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet to tell this inspirational story of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement. It's a tale that will touch the hearts of all people, and remind us all that if you believe hard enough, dreams can become reality.
Awards and Recognitions My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris & Chris Soentpiet has received the following awards and recognitions -
Volunteer State Book Awards - 2005-2006 Nominee - Grades K-3 category
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - 2006 Nominee - Grades 3-6 category
Keystone to Reading Book Award - 2005 Nominee - Intermediate category
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - 2005-2006 Nominee - Children's category
Grand Canyon Reader Award - 2007 Nominee - Nonfiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris & Chris Soentpiet has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 768
Publishers Weekly - 11/18/2002 page 58
Ebony - 12/01/2002 page 18
Black Issues Book Review - 01/01/2003 page 65
Kirkus Review - Children - 12/15/2002 page 1849
School Library Journal - 02/01/2003 page 129
Booklist - 02/15/2003 page 1088
Horn Book Magazine - 03/01/2003 page 224
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 03/01/2003 page 272
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 466
Ebony - 01/01/2005 page 24
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 466
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 511
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 12.2" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0689843879 ISBN13 9780689843877
Availability 0 units.
More About Christine King Farris & Chris Soentpiet
Christine King Farris is the sister of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the only surviving member of the King family. She is the author of the children's book "My Brother Martin" and has been on the faculty of Spelman College since 1958. She lives with her husband in Atlanta.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
WONDERFUL Book! Jun 8, 2007
Love this book..... so well done... A++ to the seller too for fast shipping !
There's no better Martin Luther King Jr. Book! Nov 29, 2003
This is a straight forward, compassionate, informational story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. His sister tells their story simply and provides perspective where Martin Luther King Jr. got many of his ideas and courage - from his dad! It is a quiet appreciation for the life the family led. I really appreciated the story and it brings a new more realistic meaning to King's life.
A touching memior of the childhood that shaped the man May 26, 2003
I LOVE this book. It is a well-written, personal account of a family. It spans from fun carefree days to the realization of prejudice. It is not about the man, it is about the boy. It was not graphic in it's description of violence and hatred, which made it completely appropriate for my six year old (who also really enjoyed the book). And the poem at the end was the perfect ending. GET THIS BOOK!
Unique Perspective Feb 18, 2003
I loved this book because whenever i read a biogaphy I always want to hear from someone who really knew the person and in this book by Martin Luther King's sister, Christine King Farris, I get that perspective. Farris writes beautifully and poetically about their childhood and sheds light on the experiences and influences that shaped MLK to be the great inspirational leader that he was. I highly recommend this wonderful biography!