A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publication Date: Nov 05, 2013
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association
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The first collection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s essential writings for high school students and young people—with eighteen selections including "I Have a Dream," "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and "What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?"
“[Students] are in reality standing up for the best in the American dream. . . . One day historians will record this student movement as one of the most significant epics of our heritage.”
—from “The Time for Freedom Has Come”
A Time to Break Silence presents the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume for students. Arranged thematically in six parts, the collection includes eighteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Included are some of Dr. King’s most well-known and frequently taught classic works, like “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream,” as well as lesser-known pieces such as “The Sword that Heals” and “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,” which speak to issues young people face today.
Teachers guide and companion curriculum developed by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University available online through www.thekinglegacy.org/teachers
- Young Adult Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Young Adult Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism