Fall 2021

The Rabbi and the Reverend

Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., and Their Fight against Silence

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, he did not stand alone. He was joined by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a refugee from Nazi Germany, who also addressed the crowd. Though Rabbi Prinz and Dr. King came from very different backgrounds, they were united by a shared belief in justice. And they knew that remaining silent in the face of injustice was wrong. Together, they spoke up and fought for a better future.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-11-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF049110, JNF018010, JNF007020
Dewey 323.092/2 [B]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 880
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Original artwork, and Reviewed


AJL Newsletter

“Ades’ book is a timely corrective to the often strained relations between America’s Jewish and Black communities.” — Marjorie Gann, retired teacher; co-author (with Janet Willen) of Five Thousand Years of Slavery and Speak a Word for Freedom:Women Against Slavery (Tundra/Penguin Random House) Toronto, Canada, AJL Newsletter

School Library Connection

“The subdued tones and unfinished lines of the drawings add to the seriousness and reflect the unfinished nature of the subject.” — Jolene C. DeFranco, Librarian, Lexington Creek Elementary, Missouri City, Texas, School Library Connection

Author: Audrey Ades

Audrey Ades grew up in New England and holds degrees in theater and psychology. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son, and persnickety Pomeranian, Cookie.

Illustrator: Chiara Fedele

Chiara Fedele was born in Milan, where she attended the Brera Academy. Her illustrations have appeared in many picture books, including Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam and The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., and Their Fight Against Silence. Chiara also teaches drawing and painting techniques. She lives in Pavia, Italy.