Thursday, February 9, 2017

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song (Amazon / Library) is an absolutely beautiful book celebrating the life and art of these two extraordinary voices in American history: civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, a phenomenal husband and wife team, join their two talents in what I am convinced in a work of passion for them both. Andrea Davis Pinkney's prose is magical, lifting the reader out of reality and carrying us along on the journey of these two historic figures. And Brain Pinkney's artwork makes this book an almost spiritual experience.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song (Amazon / Library) wins the Self-Rescuing Princess Society seal of approval for showing the power of a single voice to inspire a nation, and how the joining of two remarkable voices change the world. This book is a beautiful bedtime story for younger children, as well as an excellent choice for early and middle grade readers.

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