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Martin Rising

Requiem for a King

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Hardcover, 127 pages, Scholastic, List Price: $19.99 |

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Martin Rising
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Requiem for a King
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The award-winning husband-and-wife team present a sumptuously illustrated tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to non-violent protest in support of civil rights, in a metaphorical and spiritually symbolic poetic requiem that covers King's final months and assassination.

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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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