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Martin & Mahalia

His Words, Her Song

By Andrea Davis Pinkney


They were each born with the gift of gospel.

Martin's voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring.
Mahalia's voice was brass-and-butter - strong and smooth at the same time.

With Martin's sermons and Mahalia's songs, folks were free to shout, to sing their joy.


On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and his strong voice and powerful message were joined and lifted in song by world-renowned gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. It was a moment that changed the course of history and is imprinted in minds forever. Told through Andrea Davis Pinkney's poetic prose and Brian Pinkney's evocative illustration, the stories of these two powerful voices and lives are told side-by-side -- as they would one day walk -- following the journey from their youth to a culmination at this historical event when they united as one and inspiring kids to find their own voices and speak up for what is right.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316070133


Format: Book
Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Summary: Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes
Title: Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature. Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature African Americans -- Juvenile biography.
Isbn: 9780316070133
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System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: 323.092 Pin
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Bib Id: 445974

Format: Book
Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Summary: Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes
Title: Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 31 cm.
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile biography.
Other Author: Pinkney, J. Brian ill.
Other Title: Martin and Mahalia
LCCN: 2012005499
ISBN: 9780316070133
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: 323.092 Pin