About the Author
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was a clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize for his work to end racial segregation and discrimination through nonviolent means.
KADIR NELSON is the acclaimed illustrator of "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom" and "Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad," both Caldecott Honor books. His other titles include "We Are the Ship," a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner and Coretta Scott King Award recipient, and "Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans."