A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students

Category: Book
By (author): King, Martin Luther Dr Jr
Introduction By: Myers, Walter Dean
Series: King Legacy
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: November 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.98in x 5.99in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*The first collection of King's essential writings for high school students and young people
A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches-carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines-in an accessible and user-friendly volume. Now, for the first time, teachers and students will be able to access Dr. King's writings not only electronically but in stand-alone book form.
Arranged thematically in five parts, the collection includes nineteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Included are some of Dr. King's most well-known and frequently taught classic works, including "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and "I Have a Dream," as well as lesser-known pieces such as "The Sword that Heals" and "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?" that speak to issues young people face today.
Biographical NoteDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century's most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King was the author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, The Trumpet of Conscience, Why We Can't Wait, and Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed best-selling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults. In 2012, Myers was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.