You may have heard the saying, “Freedom isn’t free.” Richard Michelson brings those words to life, as he takes the lives of two men who fought for freedom, both in their own areas of the world, and for their own people, together for all.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel both lived lives that are remarkable to learn about. They both had a vision for a better world, which they each worked to fulfill with actions taken. Michelson tells the stories of these two men with a parallel that will help the reader see the possibilities of making a difference in the world, no matter where you start and what your circumstances are.
As Good As Anybody is one of those picture books that will enable the reader to see, as well as hear, the remarkable story of the fight for freedom. It shows the way two men from two different worlds came together to march and fight for the freedoms and rights of all men. The walk they committed to and took together in 1965 during the civil rights movement, the discrimination they both experienced in their individual lives, and the triumphs they worked so hard to develop, are all brought to life with
the story of the intertwined lives of these two men.
As Good As Anybody is a great resource to have in your home as part of the American history stories that you will enjoy over and over again. Reading it together, sharing it with your kids, or even giving it as a gift to enhance knowledge of the rights that were so long and so hard fought for will make a difference in the lives of others. Knowledge really does promote power. Knowing where we came from is important along the way to knowing where we are going, and where we need to go, as a nation. Books that tell stories such as this one help give the information needed to know the facts. This is one of those stories that will be read, appreciated, and treasured as a part of history, over and over again. It was written for kids ages four to eight years old, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.