In the tradition of her award-winning book Maritcha, Tonya Bolden brings words and pictures together to tell the life story of one of Americas greatest figures: Martin Luther King, Jr.or M.L.K. Central to the story is Kings belief that agapethe selfless love for ones neighboris the rope that binds all peoples together. This philosophy came forward in his sermons, in his daily practice, and especially in his support of nonviolent protests.
More than 80 photographs of M.L.K. preaching, leading marches, being arrested, and overcoming the violence and prejudice around him are juxtaposed with images of his wife and family, of his fellow protestors, and of other leaders of the day. A tribute to a great human being, M.L.K. will surely inspire young readers.