Have you ever wondered what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was like as a child? His sister Christine King Farris the only remaining member of his immediate family reveals significant glimpses into his earliest years. This first-person account provides inside information about him……his childish pranks the nurturing provided by his beloved Grandmother and Aunt Ida and his reaction to his earliest confrontations with racial prejudice. Don’t pass up this very special children’s picture book.
The colorful illustrations by Chris Soentpiet are more than worth the price of the book. He used Dr. King’s relatives and church friends as models for the pictures. The book also contains archival black and white photographs an original poem by Mildred Johnson and an afterword by the author. Brown Sugar & Spice is thrilled to add this book to the collection as we continue to search for stories written by those who know their subject matter best and this book is a winner!
“The older sister of Dr. King relates how growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught her younger brother a bitter lesson. When an incident makes clear the fact that white children and black children are not to play together young Martin realizes his calling in life and sets out on a path that changes the course of American history.” – (publisher) Highly recommended for All ages – A first-person account collector’s item!