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Love Will See You Through
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (as told by his niece)
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About The Book
Growing up as the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Farris Watkins witnessed firsthand the principles and values that “Uncle M.L.” practiced and lived by throughout his fight for equality. Drawing from experiences and episodes both personal and well-known, Dr. Watkins artfully details the guiding beliefs of one of the greatest men in history. Including “have courage” and “love your enemies,” these six hallmarks of virtue and nonviolence reinforce the truth that “the universe honors love” and will inspire readers of all ages.
About The Illustrator
Sally Wern Comport has illustrated numerous picture books and novels, including Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Guiding Beliefs (as told by his niece); Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure; Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore; and the Spy Mice series. She has also translated her picture making skills to various large-scale public, private, and institutional artworks. Sally lives with her husband and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland, where she operates Art at Large Inc. Learn more at ArtAtLargeInc.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 30, 2014)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416986935
- Grades: 1 - 6
- Ages: 6 - 11
- Lexile ® AD970L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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- Lexile ® 891 - 990
- Children's Non-Fiction > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
- Children's Non-Fiction > People & Places > United States > African-American
- Children's Non-Fiction > Social Situations > Prejudice & Racism
- Children's Non-Fiction > Biography & Autobiography > People of Color
Raves and Reviews
"The bold, colorful mixed-media illustrations capture the emotion of the situations described, and Watkins’s writing style is conversational but impassioned."
– School Library Journal
"Watkins again uses events in King’s life...to illustrate his dedication to acting on his convictions. Comport (Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose) features intense shades of orange, fuchsia, and purple in her energetic mixed-media art, which incorporates imposing display type and occasional newspaper excerpts illuminating the turbulence of the time. Especially striking are her conspicuous portraits of hands: raised in protest, folded in prayer, and linked in solidarity."
– Publishers Weekly
"The picture-book format features compelling, expressive artwork. King’s guiding beliefs spill across the pages in bold, oversize font, accompanied by detailed illustrations in rich, somber hues."
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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