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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day

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age 9+

Lyrical memoir in verse traces fight for MLK Day.

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This beautifully written memoir-in-verse is both a history lesson and a personal activism journey. The verses are a great avenue to tell the history of MLK day in a way that is easy to understand. The images from Kathlyn's life and the other historical documents let the history lesson come alive. They also give readers an opportunity to build a personal connection with the author and her story. There are many valuable takeaways in Ain't Gonna' Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day to encourage readers to take the lead in their own fights for change.

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