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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User Review  - Kaylee Warzecha - Goodreads

A wonderful way to tell children about history. Also a great example of how everyone should be equal and have the same rights to life. Along with teaching history it reminds children to stick up for ... Read full review

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As Good as Anybody is a beautifully written true story about two men from different backgrounds coming together to march for equality for all; Martin Luther King, Jr. born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia ... Read full review


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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.

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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