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As good as anybody : Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom / by Richard Michelson ; illustrated by Raul Colón.

By: Michelson, Richard.
Contributor(s): Colón, Raúl.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780375833359; 0375833358; 9780375933356; 0375933352.Subject(s): King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature | Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972 -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Friendship -- United States -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Relations with Jews -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: As good as anybody.DDC classification: 323.092 Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.Summary: The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
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The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 4.1 0.5.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-An eloquent tribute to two great men and their surprising alliance. Michelson explores the kinship between the African-American Baptist minister and a Polish-born rabbi who fled Nazi Germany to teach in America. Both men were raised by wise, loving parents and followed in their fathers' footsteps. Both of them also experienced hatred and prejudice close to home. Whether the signs said "Whites Only" or "No Jews Allowed," they were equally hurtful and inspired them to strive for peace and equal rights for all. The first half of the book offers a simple, concise, and beautifully written early biography of King; the latter describes Heschel's youth. His father instructed him to "Walk like a prince, not a peasant-.You are as good as anybody," echoing the words of King's mother. He answered Dr. King's call and joined the 1965 March to Montgomery with 25,000 others. Colon's signature soft, colored pencil and watercolor illustrations capture the anger and passion of the times. This exemplary introduction to the Civil Rights Movement will appeal to a wide audience. Its message will inspire and unite readers from many backgrounds.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Richard Michelson is an award-winning poet and children's book author whose work has been praised by Elie Wiesel as "deeply moving." He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.<br> <br> Raul Col#65533;n is the recipient of both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New City, New York.

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