Item description for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading) by Frances Ruffin & Stephen Marchesi...
Overview Describes the March on Washington on August 28, 1963 during which Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the "I have a dream" speech, and discusses segregation, the civil rights movement, and Dr. King's life.
Publishers Description All Aboard Reading
On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car--even on roller-skates--to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy, this book captures the spirit of this landmark day in American history and brings Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to vivid life for young children.
Citations And Professional Reviews Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading) by Frances Ruffin & Stephen Marchesi has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 336
Kirkus Review - Children - 12/01/2000 page 1688
School Library Journal - 04/01/2001 page 134
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 336
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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN 0448424215 ISBN13 9780448424217 UPC 070918003998
Availability 0 units.
More About Frances Ruffin & Stephen Marchesi
Frances E. Ruffin has written many other biographies, including Frederick Douglass: Rising up from Slavery, Molly Pitcher, and Meet Lois Lowry. Stephen Marchesi lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
Reviews - What do customers think about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading)?
GREAT BOOK Jun 9, 2007
I am a second grade teacher. I use this book every year. I use it around his birthday, during Black History Month, and during our Language Arts unit on Courage. I love the part, and photograph, about the man that rollerskated from Chicago to see Dr. King. I think it protrays how important Dr. King was to people around the nation. This year I did somthing special. I work in Juvenile Hall with 15-16 year old males. Before I showed them the video of the speech, I had reveiwed some books about him, but I read this one aloud to them. It is a simple book that has a powerful message. The combination of drawings and photographs bring together this message.
Excellent Look and Feel to the book Jan 25, 2006
I recently stumbled onto this book at a public library and I have to say I'm very impressed. Martin Luther King and the March on Washington is an excellent work that moves at a good pace for readers of any age. Going to the March on Washington to see King speak must have been a life-changing event that would positively impact anyone who attended. However, for those of us who were not there, or are too young to have been able to go, we are fortunate enough to feel like we are able to experience the magnitude of the event through the books pacing and sense of history. The author places us right in the moment and you can't help but feel like you are on the steps of the mall in Washington, surrounded by scores of people watching a critical moment in American history.