Martin & Anne
The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank
Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams.
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|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007050, JNF025140, JNF053140|
|Dimensions||10 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||501418|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
- Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee 2021-2022
- 2020 Notable Books for a Global Society Winner
“As the teenage diarist and civil rights leader stand together, the timeless, powerful themes they heralded form the conclusion: ’Love is stronger than hate. Kindness can heal the world.”—Publishers Weekly
“A surprisingly successful and enlightening combination strengthened by striking artwork.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Nancy Churnin
Nancy Churnin is the author of many children’s books, including Martin & Anne, Sydney Taylor Notable Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, and the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Dear Mr. Dickens. She is a full-time writer living in Texas.
Illustrator: Yevgenia Nayberg
Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. She received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. She lives in New York.
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Martin & Anne
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