HomeJean Marzollo, author of I SPY

I wrote this book when I was editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine, Let's Find Out, because at the time - 1992, I didn't feel that there was an appropriate picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. that I could recommend to teachers. I was thrilled when Scholastic selected award-winning Brian Pinkney to illustrate the book. Young children need to hear the story and see pictures of Martin Luther King, Jr. in order to understand why we celebrate with joy this great man's birthday every year in January.


"Accessible language" combines with "stunning, exquisitely shaded illustrations." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A quiet, poignantly telling book." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Marzollo and Pinkney offer a simple yet effective look at King's life, focusing on his ability to affect change and bring people together." BOOKLIST

“An eloquent and powerful introduction to the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Pinkney's scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations convey both the strength and gentleness of King's character. Both text and art carry his central message of peace and brotherhood among all people. This is a good choice for reading aloud.”





  Jean's 100+ Books | Bio | Gallery | Legal  

Copyright © Jean Marzollo. All rights reserved.