In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Great March on Washington, an exploration of the intersecting stories of Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and the historic moment when their two powerful voices united.
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed picture books and young adult novels, and she received a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor for Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. She is a children's book editor at a major publishing company. Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, including two Caldecott Honor books, and he has written and illustrated several of his own books. Brian has received the Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustration and three Coretta Scott King Book Award Honor medals. Andrea and Brian are a husband-and-wife team who live with their children in New York City.
Praise for Martin & Mahalia:
One of School Library Journal's Best Books of the yearA Booklist Editor's Choice selection
An NCTE Notable bookAn ALSC Notable book
"[A] colorful, inspirational resource." --Booklist, -
"Sure to become an indispensable part of annual Black History Month celebrations and library nonfiction collections on important African-Americans."--Kirkus