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I've Seen the Promised Land

I've Seen the Promised Land

by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century. A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.

Set against key moments in the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief that nonviolence could be used to overcome racial discrimination.

Walter Dean Myers's moving narrative and Leonard Jenkins's compelling paintings portray a vivid and striking image of the man who moved American society closer to the ideals of freedom and fairness. Dr. King's dream that all Americans would be judged by their individual actions and character is one we still cherish today.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.8
Lexile Measure
1010
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers is the beloved and outstanding author of such children's and young adult books as Fallen Angels, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Harlem, among many more. His many awards include two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Michael J. Printz Award.
Leonard Jenkins

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