Jewish Values: As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom

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Publication Year: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
40 p.
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A well-illustrated fictionalized biography that draws parallels between Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's childhood experiences of prejudice and the way it influenced their adult lives, culminating in their work together on civil rights. One of the author's better "feel good" books, it over-simplifies the events and experiences that motivated both men and exaggerates some of them (e.g., why would it have taken Heschel months to cross the ocean to America?). Despite this, it is an acceptable introduction for younger children to the civil rights era and to the intersection of two remarkable lives.
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ISBN: 
978-0-375-8335-9
Book ID: 
1274
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes