A Time to Break Silence

The Essentials Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students

The first collection of King’s essential writings for high school students and young people
A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume. Now, for the first time, teachers and students will be able to access Dr. King's writings not only electronically but in stand-alone book form.
Arranged thematically in five parts, the collection includes nineteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Included are some of Dr. King’s most well-known and frequently taught classic works, including “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream,” as well as lesser-known pieces such as “The Sword that Heals” and “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” that speak to issues young people face today.

Paperback; 272 pages

See the exhibition I Cannot Sit Idly By at the Musuem until June 3rd.
In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail , three contemporary artists share their view of how Dr. King's impacts them.

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