The release of Scholastic Storybook Treasures newest title, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World ($14.95) commemorates the birthday of the most iconic figure in the Civil Rights movement through wonderfully written stories that come to life to educate elementary ages about historical events in African American history.
This 69 minute DVD contains 4 different stories including March On!, Rosa, Martin’s Big Words, and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. Here’s a brief synopsis of each story:
- March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Dr. Christine King Ferris- Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris, travels back to 1963 to present a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day when Dr. King delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech.” The narration by Lynn Whitfield becomes even more powerful through the addition of audio clips, songs, noises from the crowd, and portions of Dr. King’s speech that are woven throughout the story.
- Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport- Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comes to life in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one’s heart.
- Rosa by Nikki Giovanni- On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a revolution and changed history.
- Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine – This is the powerful true story of a young slave who mails himself to freedom.
DVD extras include interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris, and Ellen Levine, author of Henry’s Freedom Box.
With Martin Luther King Day being observed on Monday, this is a wonderful new DVD set that is perfect for educating ages 5-10 about Dr. Martin Luther King and important events from our country’s history in time for Black History Month in February.
Enter to win one of 2 copies of March On! courtesy of Scholastic Storybook Treasures by leaving your e-mail with a comment about how you teach your children about civil rights and/or events in African American history. Winner will be drawn in one week!
March On! is currently available for $14.95. Scholastic Storybook Treasures provided me with a copy to review and 2 to give away. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own.
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