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  - Desirichter - LibraryThing

What a wonderfully written, heartwarming biography of Abraham Heshel and Martin Luther King. The book begins with each civil liberty leader's childhood, and thus allows children to connect with the leaders in their youth. I will use this book in my social studies unit planning Read full review

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User Review  - abrinkman - LibraryThing

As Good as Anybody is a charming creative history picture book that parallels the lives of Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Joshua Heschel. The book creates the parallel through the use of repetitive ... 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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