Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders in American history. After completing his studies as a young adult, he dedicated himself to the Civil Rights Movement. His inspirations often came from Jesus, Gandhi and Thoreau. Dr. King was a motivator, and young readers will see as they read the pages of All About Martin Luther King Jr. and enjoy the illustrations (interior artwork by Amber Calderon) will also be motivated by him.
Martin Luther King Jr. began leading Civil Rights marches and giving powerfully influential speeches to Americans such as his “I Have a Dream” speech. Martin’s hope was that all Americans would come together to work for freedom and equality.
Through struggles and oppositions, Martin transformed his dream of equality into a law of equality and integration. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the course of history and the lives of millions of Americans, his influence is still felt today and he is forever regarded as an American hero.
The author is Todd Outcalt. He considered it an honor to study Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and write about him. Like Dr. King, Todd is a pastor, writer, husband and father. He has written for adults, children, cancer patients, and persons with disabilities. He lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife, Becky, and enjoys reading, kayaking, and hiking.
Jennifer Mujezinovic is our inspiring cover artist. In every All About portrait she aims to embrace her own style, connect with readers, and reveal a bit of the personality of each subject. Look carefully at the cover to see hidden messages about the subject of the book.
Todd and Jennifer were interviewed about this book on IndyStyles WISH TV in Indianapolis. Check it out here: http://wishtv.com/2017/01/16/local-author-artist-collaborate-on-book-all-about-martin-luther-king-jr/
Young readers (and older ones as well) will love learning All About Martin Luther King Jr.