We Dream a World: Carrying the Light From My Grandparents Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King: Carrying the Light From My Grandparents Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King (Hardcover)
I want to start by quoting the author, because I don’t think I can say it better than her. “How will you honor your grandparents’ legacy? The answer is simple. We keep your dream alive by planting out dreams, like trees in an orchard, to be nurtured by tomorrow’s gardeners.” At such a young age, Yolanda gets it. Taking inspiration from her grandparents, Martin Luther KIng Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and her parents, Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda is ready to take up the next step in activism. She sees all the work done, and thanks her grandparents for all their hard work, but sees what more is to be done. She readily picks up the torch and starts running! I can’t wait to see where her dream leads us.— Sameah
The granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King delivers a stirring tribute to her grandparents that speaks to children everywhere about her hopes for a new future.In this stirring tribute to Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr., their granddaughter, Yolanda – a national civil rights figure in her own right – is ready to lead in this powerful picture book text! With inspiration from Langston Hughes and deep love for her grandparents, Yolanda King shows the world that young people are strong enough to carry on their elders’ legacy while creating a new path for themselves. Her words are meaningful and universal, painting an expressive tableau of the issues facing young people today – racial equality, bullying, gun violence, climate change, disease, community, empowerment, inclusion, and more. Yolanda’s words will comfort and inspire the next generation of dreamers.
About the Author
Yolanda Renee King never met her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But the 13-year-old is one of the countless activists inspired by his actions. As a young activist devoted to fighting racial injustice and gun violence in schools, that’s a dream that fuels her further.