Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told By His Niece)
There are many children’s books on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but few that specifically focus on the six principles by which he lived. Love Will See You Through is Watkins’ one-of-a-kind story that combines King’s simple guidelines with examples of how he effectively applied them to create positive change, not just for African Americans, but also for the world.
Educator, lecturer, civil rights advocate, author, and niece of the late Dr. King, Angela Farris Watkins narrates stories that are close to her heart. Watkins witnessed firsthand the nonviolent resistance that her uncle powerfully demonstrated amid the horrendous violence of the Civil Rights movement. To complete her narrative, Watkins collaborated with noted artist Sally Wern Comport. Using mixed media that includes traditional charcoal drawing, acrylic paint, and tissue-and-cut-paper collage, as well as digital drawing, painting, and collage, Comport’s striking illustrations vividly capture the life of one man who chose to fight hatred with love. Together Watkins and Comport transport young readers back in time from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the black voting rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. Love Will See You Through is clearly earmarked to become an epic addition to both African American and Peace and Justice literature.
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