Auction #115a: A signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality from Ann Manheimer
Description: The winner of this auction will receive a signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality, designated a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and CBC. Here’s how one reviewer described the book:
Readers will feel like they are sitting in King’s congregation or marching by his side to protest injustices because his voice resonates throughout this biography. Beginning with King’s childhood in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood, his family and faith shaped him. King risked his personal comfort and safety to seek equality and tolerance for everyone and pursue ending segregation and discrimination. His wife, Coretta Scott King, and children supported him despite bombings, threats, and his imprisonments. Manheimer does not shy from telling unflattering aspects of King’s life and describing the hate, violence, and harassment he endured, ending in his assassination. King suffered exhaustion and despair but continued his work, which ultimately changed laws. This biography is based on solid historical sources, both primary and secondary, listed in the bibliography. Manheimer recognizes contributions of overlooked Civil Rights heroines. A document section provides portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Claudette Colvin’s court testimony regarding her resisting bus segregation prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Carolrhoda/Lerner, Ages 10 up.
— Elizabeth D. Schafer – Children’s Literature
Estimated Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $15
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Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 11:00AM EDT
Bio: Ann Manheimer is the author of the award-winning biography, Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality; and of James Pierson Beckwourth: Legendary Mountain Man, the exciting story of the nineteenth-century African American adventurer. She has also edited non-fiction anthologies on topical subjects for young adults. Her short stories, essays, and articles have appeared in anthologies, literary magazines, and on radio. In addition to writing, she teaches in elementary schools, does author visits, speaks at conferences, and provides private manuscript consultations.
Author, Teacher Ann Manheimer’s Website: http://www.annmanheimer.com
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