Andrea Davis Pinkney's passionate performance of her "docu-poems" tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, final months in three parts. The Memphis sanitation workers' strike serves as the backdrop as Dr. King prepares to provide them badly needed leadership. The verses, as indicated in the author's note, may also be performed as a play, and Pinkney makes the most of narrating her own work. Listeners will hear the promise of the sparkling boy and the somber fatigue of the man before his final speech. The conviction of the works assures listeners that Dr. King's legacy will live on. Above all, Pinkney's presentation will leave listeners feeling that they've spent time with the man himself--a respected leader, father, and friend. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2018
DD ISBN 978-1-338-33722-8 $6.99
Library Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2018
DD ISBN 978-1-338-33721-1 $20.99
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