Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

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Celebrate the life of the extraordinary civil and human rights activist Coretta Scott King with this picture book adaptation of her critically acclaimed adult memoir.

This is the autobiography of Coretta Scott King—the founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and a singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist. Learn about how a girl born in the segregated Deep South became a global leader at the forefront of the peace movement and an unforgettable champion of social change. Resilience, bravery, and joy lie at the center of this timeless story about fighting for justice against all odds.

Coretta Scott King was one of the leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and a lifelong champion of social change. She supported pro-democracy movements across the globe and traveled the world advocating for racial and economic justice, religious freedom, access to education, and many more pressing social concerns.

Ekua Holmes is an award-winning mixed-media artist from Roxbury, Massachusetts. She is well known as a community activist in New England and runs a public art program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

"This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing . . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." —The New York Times Book Review

“Eloquent . . . inspirational." —USA Today

“An important heroine in her own right, Coretta Scott King’s story is mesmerizing.” —Read it Forward

“This account of family, faith, and activism . . . is told so genuinely that it leaves the impression of having heard the words directly from the late activist . . . Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review

“King was undoubtedly a singular woman, and readers will be struck by just how strongly her exceedingly compelling story resonates today. She was much more than just the woman behind the man, and now, in the most eloquent of language, she proves that truth once and for all to generations of readers who will embrace her all over again.” —Booklist, starred review

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