I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walter Dean Myers Leonard Jenkins


I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Title: I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers Leonard Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780060277031
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover



Dr Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.Set against key moments in the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiDr Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.Set against key moments in the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief that nonviolence could be used to overcome racial discrimination.Walter Dean Myers s moving narrative and Leonard Jenkins s compelling paintings portray a vivid and striking image of the man who moved American society closer to the ideals of freedom and fairness Dr King s dream that all Americans would be judged by their individual actions and character is one we still cherish today.


Recent Comments "I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

What I especially disliked about this book was its way of presenting to children as fact that nonviolence is always the moral approach. Nonviolence is one approach that in some situations is most effective. In other situations, it might be effective because there is also the threat of violence (e.g MLK Jr. in light of Malcolm X). In other situations, violent revolution might be the most effective method of rising up, and the suggestion that people should peacefully accept their oppression becaus [...]

A lyrical book with shockingly beautiful and colourful illustrations. There is power in the words and the vibrant but subtle colour combinations. How could we doubt that a more colourful world would be a better place for all?

Genre: BiographySummary: This story presents the highlights of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life, his philosophy and the impact of his work during the civil rights struggle.A. The illustrations in the story along with the text combine to re-create the setting of the 1960s and the atmosphere of dissention as well as hope during a critical point in U.S. history. That emotional and violent time is brought back to us through vivid color by striking illustrations.b. The story brings that era to life [...]

The fact that Walter Dean Myers wrote this book was an additional incentive for many of my 7th graders to follow along to my read aloud of it. I could tell today too that, Martin Luther King Jr. is still a powerful role model for young generations. One girl at the end of class asked me about community service opportunities in the city.I read this today, the Friday before our long weekend due to honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. I used it to help model how I sometimes think of quest [...]

Strong retelling of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life of advocacy, equality, and peace. His message of loving the enemy over violence being the only way to achieve justice was repeated throughout. Powerful illustrations in a unique style add to the weight of the topic. Some interesting facts are included that I did not know about before. Includes a timeline on the inside back cover pages. Could be used as a good lead in as an overview for understanding the life of King and what he stood for, th [...]

I've Seen the Promised Land is one of my favorite picture book biographies on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walter Dean Myers' narrative is moving and flows with such power, setting the tone and feel of the time. The illustrations help bring the reader along for the emotional roller-coaster; experiencing anger, fear, sadness, frustration and hope. This would be fantastic edition to any classroom or library and a must read with students when covering Civil Rights, or during Black History Month. [...]

Summary: Mr. Luther King Jr. fights for civil rights. He supports different people and stands up for their actions and even goes to jail for doing what he believes in.Reflection: Very informational story of his life. Art is great for doing discussions on what it could really mean. Art also sets the mood for the story.Themes/Connections: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Art, civil rights, Rosa Parks

Beautiful art. Not so much a story book, more historical information, perhaps more appropriate for elementary level students. Includes information about how Dr. King spent time in India studying the nonviolent protest tactics of Mohandas Gandhi. Includes information about the Vietnam war, Malcolm X, the bombing of a church in Alabama that killed four little girls, and the assasination of Dr. King in Memphis.

A condensed history of Martin Luther King Jr's life and work with April 4, 1968 as the bookends for the story. The illustrations are striking. This title would make for a nice introduction to how Martin Luther King Jr was called into a sense of advocacy, what was happening during this time, to include contrasting ideas of the time, and his accomplishments while responding to a call to represent a particular group of people.

What is becoming clear to me as I'm reading books about Martin Luther King Jr is the need for multi-perspective. I had an Asian student ask, well where do we fit in into the civil rights movement? How were we treated when this was going on? Lots of food for thought on my part.

This is another book on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It tells about his life and the role he played in the Civil Rights Movement. This book talks about how Martin Luther King Jr. chose to use nonviolence to fight his battle for his rights and he taught others to do the same.

I like the information in this book, although the text was a little stilted. The illustrations were powerful, but, in my opinion, a little too heavy for a children's book - tough subject matter, I know.

This book is powerful. The beauty of his phrasing is unparalleled. I really enjoyed this biographical sketch of Dr. King. It was straightforward and honest and it showed Dr. King's struggles and the trials that he faced. I was really inspired by this book.

This is a stellar book that honors MLK without going into unneeded details about his multiple lovers. I leave it up to the parent to break it to them gently after they read this book.

A timeline of the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others during the civil rights movement.

Fantastic overview of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Myers gives an excellent account of Dr. King's accomplishments and struggles. The artwork helps to enhance the story.

I don't love the illustrations in this book, but it is a touching biography of Martin Luther King Jr. It made several of my students d me tear up as I read it aloud this past week.

Good to use for Black History Month in conjunction with Watsons, and Revolution.

Civil rights movement, non-violent protest, leaders

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