Sometimes it can be difficult to find just the right childrens books to offer kids that will impart what they need to learn about important historical facts. Every once in a while a book comes along that does that and more.
My Dream o
f Martin Luther King is one of those books that everyone should read at least once, and may end up wanting to read over and over again. Faith Ringgold has taken the life and mission of Martin Luther King and created a biography that offers more than simply the facts of his life; it also displays the vision he had for America in a way that no other book has done.
Faith Ringgold wrote and illustrated this creative historical book to reflect the dream that drove Martin Luther King to become the man behind the movement. My Dream of Martin Luther King will help the reader envision the struggles, the prejudice, the segregation, the many thousands who protested and marched, and the triumphs that were brought because of the determination and perseverance of one man, Martin Luther King.
This book was written with children from ages four to eight in mind, but is told with a voice that will speak to people of all ages. From his childhood, through his youth and adult years as a
leader who was influential in some of the most important changes in America, and even through his assassination and into today, the story is told in such a way as to draw the attention and heart towards embracing the vision that drove him. My Dream of Martin Luther King may have a way of making anyone
who reads it embrace their own dream of a future that may have at one time seemed impossible.
There is something special about sharing stories that warm the heart. When the story also teaches important life lessons, there is a bond that develops which will draw hearts close. Sharing this story with your little ones may open doors of communication and questions that can only be satisfied with knowing the truth. Celebrating black history month with such stories is good, but making them a regular part of life is even better.