Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Be a King

Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You. Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. 2018. Bloomsbury. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: You can be a King. Marvel at creation. Keep the faith of your ancestors. You can be a King. Know that bigotry hurts. Remember how you felt when treated unfairly.

Premise/plot: Be a King is an inspirational picture book for readers of all ages. Each spread begins with the sentence: You can be a King. The book shows there are many ways that you can live out Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream right here, right now. His legacy can and will continue.

My thoughts: I definitely loved this one. I would recommend reading it at least twice, and at least one of those times should be slowly and thoughtfully--taking the time to consider how everything fits together. The illustrations show various scenes from his life, but also show school children learning about him. The past can impact the future.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10 

© 2018 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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