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Parents' Guide to

I Have a Dream

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.

Book Kadir Nelson History 2012
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Good Moral, bad context.

This period of history is one that we should not repeat. we should all have equal human rights. therefore, the themes in this book are not for young readers.

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With vivid panoramas and moving close-ups, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson amplifies the meaning of King's words. There are close-up portraits of King's face as well as pictures of black and white kids and adults together, holding hands and standing up for freedom, justice, and equality. Even if you feel you've heard this speech a million times, Nelson's stunning full-color paintings give it new life, underscoring the intensity and raw truth of King's message. The pictures are big and bold and the text spare, so even little kids can grasp the historical moment and its lasting impact.

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