A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Barry Wittenstein

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation

Author: Barry Wittenstein
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Book Title
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
Author
Barry Wittenstein
ISBN
9780823443314
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ChildrenSelected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it. Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. "It's terrible to be circling up there without a place to land." Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with, alongside advisors and fellow speech writers, in the Willard Hotel the night before the March on Washington, where he gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But those famous words were never intended to be heard on that day, not even written down for that day, not even once. Barry Wittenstein teams up with legendary illustrator Jerry Pinkney to tell the story of how, against all odds, Martin found his place to land. An ALA Notable Children's BookA Capitol Choices Noteworthy TitleNominated for an NAACP Image AwardA Bank Street Best Book of the YearA Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleA Booklist Editors' ChoiceNamed a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library JournalSelected for the CBC Champions of Change ShowcaseBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Barry WittensteinPublisher: Neal Porter BooksPublished: 08/27/2019ISBN: 9780823443314Pages: 48Weight: 1.25lbsSize: 11.10h x 10.20w x 0.50dReview Citations: Booklist 06/01/2019 pg. 81Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 151Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 65School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 142Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2019 pg. 121Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505260 / Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a NationReading Level: 5.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List

Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. "It's terrible to be circling up there without a place to land."

Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with, alongside advisors and fellow speech writers, in the Willard Hotel the night before the March on Washington, where he gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But those famous words were never intended to be heard on that day, not even written down for that day, not even once.

Barry Wittenstein teams up with legendary illustrator Jerry Pinkney to tell the story of how, against all odds, Martin found his place to land.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Booklist Editors' Choice
Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal
Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Barry Wittenstein
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 08/27/2019
ISBN: 9780823443314
Pages: 48
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 11.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Booklist 06/01/2019 pg. 81
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 151
Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 65
School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 142
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2019 pg. 121
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505260 / Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
Reading Level: 5.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List

Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. "It's terrible to be circling up there without a place to land."

Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with, alongside advisors and fellow speech writers, in the Willard Hotel the night before the March on Washington, where he gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But those famous words were never intended to be heard on that day, not even written down for that day, not even once.

Barry Wittenstein teams up with legendary illustrator Jerry Pinkney to tell the story of how, against all odds, Martin found his place to land.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Booklist Editors' Choice
Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal
Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Barry Wittenstein
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 08/27/2019
ISBN: 9780823443314
Pages: 48
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 11.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Booklist 06/01/2019 pg. 81
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 151
Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 65
School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 142
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2019 pg. 121
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505260 / Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
Reading Level: 5.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5