Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

By PINKNEY, Andrea Davis

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9780545702539
Publisher
Scholastic


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Starred Review on January 1, 2018  |  Poetry

Gr 4 Up—A powerful celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., set against the last few months of his life and written in verse. Divided into three sections, ("Daylight," "Darkness," and "Dawn"), Andrea Davis Pinkney's poems focus on the winter and spring of 1968, from King's birthday on January 15 through the horror of his assassination on April 4 and end with a tribute to his legacy of hope on Easter Sunday, April 14. The poems begin broadly, painting a portrait of spring emerging in Memphis as garbage collectors fight against discriminatory wage policies, ultimately b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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