Book Review | As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom
by Richard Michelson

Score: 5

Illustrated by Raul Colón.

© 2008 – Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Winner of the 2008 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers. This is an outstanding book about how Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel grew up on different continents at different times yet with similar experiences, and how those experiences caused their lives to entwine during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in America.  The exceptional illustrations, with brown tones depicting Dr. King’s life and times and blue tones portraying Rabbi Heschel’s, strengthen the already powerful text. The combination creates a book about historical figures that is a must read in every Jewish classroom for its timeliness to today’s events.

Grades K-4th

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