As good as anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom

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A.A. Knopf, May 13, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.

Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.

Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.

Here is 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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Review: As Good as Anybody

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Parallels the story of MLK with that of his little-known ally, Abraham Joshua Heschel. Awesome because it reveals how both men experienced injustice as children--as black & Jewish--and grew up ... Read full review

Review: As Good as Anybody

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This book is awesome because it celebrates how two movements can work together - in this case, the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his collaboration with members of the anti-Semitism movement ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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.

Raul Colón 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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