Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Brian Pinkney


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Readers can relive the final days of the civil rights legend through stunning artwork and lyrical poetry.

Good For:
Inspiring Biography Written in Verse, Radiant Art, Rich in Historical Detail, Claiming the Legacy of a Dream, Staging a Classroom Play

Topics and Themes:
Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights, Protests and Demonstrations, Nonviolent Resistance, Memphis, Courage and Conviction, Assassination, Legacy of a Dream

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In a rich blending of poetry and period-inspired artwork, Andrea and Brian Pinkney recount the final months in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the peace-loving activist whose dream of equality changed the course of American history. Wonderful classroom plays of Martin Rising can be performed by using the “Now Is the Time” history and the 1968 time line as narration, adding selected poems from the book to tell the story!
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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 6
    • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 8" x 11"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-54106-9