I Have A Dream

by Martin Luther King Jr.

Hardcover, 1997



Local notes

305.89 Kin



Scholastic Press (1997), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages


The illustrated edition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s' monumental "I Have a Dream" Speech, now in paperback. On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech that moved and inspired America. Here, in its entirety, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visionary speech, with a foreword by the late Coretta Scott King and paintings by l5 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Book Artists.

Physical description

40 p.; 12.22 inches


0590205161 / 9780590205160



User reviews

LibraryThing member Cottonwood.School
On August 28, 1963, Dr. King delivered a speech that moved and inspired America. This gloriously produced collectible book is the perfect way to remind everyone--young and old--that the dream must be kept alive.
LibraryThing member leslie.98
I didn't really read this Kindle book but read the text online after watching the speech on YouTube.

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my heroes, and it seemed appropriate to listen & read his words today in honor of his memory on MLK day. Sadly, so much is still apposite 50+ years later. This passage in particular struck me:

"We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality."

In the intervening years, this aspect of racism doesn't seem to have improved very much as the events of the past 6 months have shown. I just hope that people recall this earlier section from the speech:

"But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."
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LibraryThing member rebeccadawkins
This book is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, word-for-word. This is probably one of the most powerful speeches every delivered in America and every child should hear it and know its meaning. The illustrations in this book are also magnificent and moving. This book may not be a good book for younger grades because the vocabulary used is quite advanced, but it would be excellent possibly for 4th-8th graders.… (more)
LibraryThing member Whisper1
This is a beautifully illustrated book of Martin Luther Kings August 28, 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

The art work is beautiful! The message, of course, will live on for generations.
LibraryThing member gakers16
This book is an illustrated version of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. It also contains illustrations from fifteen artists. At the end of the book, there is a short biography about Martin Luther King, Jr. and artist statements by the fifteen artists.
LibraryThing member mingra2
This is one of my absolute favorite books. The focus of this book is to illustrate the famous "I Have A Dream Speech." What's special about the illustrations is there are 15 separate illustrators who each depicted a page of the speech. Each of the illustrators are recipients of the Coretta Scott King award. All the illustrations were beautiful, but my most favorite were the two illustrations that showed children of all colors and religions playing with one another. I also enjoyed this book because it gave a lot of background about what was going on at the time. The foreword is by Coretta Scott King herself and then the back has information about the artists. This added to the power of the book. The message of this book is to continue the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on that day, August 28, 1963.… (more)




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