A Place to Land (Non-Fiction/Informational)

A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney is the story of Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech. It had not been written by the night before the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. He spent time listening to advise from colleagues and other preachers but ultimately retreated to his hotel room to craft his most memorable speech. All 250,000 people that were there that day heard his plea for black and white Americans to walk arm in arm to save America. Pinkney's amazing watercolors perfectly capture this moment in history.