Random House, Celebrate The Civil Rights Movement Blog Tour & Book Giveaway!!!

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We are so thrilled to have been asked by Random House to participate in a blog tour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream Speech  that he made August 28, 1963.

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From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation’s history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson’s magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation’s past.

This book is such a brilliant way for myself and other parents and educators to teach our children about Martin Luther King Jr. and share with them this moving speech that resonates today as much as it did then.  The gorgeous illustrations make this book a true treasure that captures this rich part of our country’s history. There are some great booknotes available to spur group discussion that can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Random House is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of I Have A Dream.  Thank you Random House for the review book and selecting us to take part in this poignant blog tour!!!  Open to US residents.

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  1. Dianne

    Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

  2. Carl

    I’ve been a fan of MLK for many years. I think it’s great that we still celebrate him and his message. My favorite line from that particular speech is probably the core message. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

  3. The simple phrase that all men are created equal should resonate with all of us and certainly does with me. As I go about my day I need to remember this we are all created equal by God.

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