Shayna Small's heartfelt narration conveys the anger, intensity, frustration, and sadness of the activists who lobbied for years to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday a federal holiday. She brings reverence and passion to Kirkwood's memoir-in-verse, which helps listeners understand why we now celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in January and what this holiday means to Black Americans who lived through the Civil Rights movement. From Kirkwood's story of her first Civil Rights protest at age 17 through her persistence in adulthood to commemorate King's birthday as a national holiday, the story helps listeners understand our connection to the people who fought for the rights we have today. They will also want to listen to the Stevie Wonder song that helped inspire the movement. S.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780358639503 $10.99
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