I've Seen the Promised Land
I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In a clear and cogent manner, Myers frames King's political efforts and his belief in nonviolent demonstration for change with information about the personal consequences to the man and his family. Jenkins's stunning collage artwork dramatically reflects the events described in the narrative." (School Library Journal)
"Jenkins' dramatic, double-page collage illustrations set close-up portraits of the leader against crowd scenes of political marches and violent conflict. Then, after the glory of the March on Washington, there's a double-page spread showing the horror of the Birmingham deaths. The book ends with King's assassination, but words and pictures show his strength and his enduring message against racism and for peace." (Booklist)
"There's always room for another book about the heroic leader, especially when it's a picture-book biography as good as this one." (Kirkus)Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Amistad Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (2012)
Paperback, 40 pages