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As Good as Anybody by Richard Michelson

As Good as Anybody (edition 2008)

by Richard Michelson (Author)

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Title:As Good as Anybody
Authors:Richard Michelson (Author)
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2008), 40 pages
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As Good as Anybody by Richard Michelson



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This double biography covers the background stories of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, both were key figures in the Civil Rights Movement. The first part discusses DR MLK Jrs background, his experiences, influences and obstacles of racism, prejudices and discriminatory laws that led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement. The second part covers Rabbi Heschels background of growing up in Eastern Europe and the struggles of Nazi occupation and the discrimination and experiences, etc that also led him to becoming a leader in the civil rights movement. The story covers how both gentlemen supported each other literally, hand in hand, in standing up for equal rights in the civil rights movement. They both share their stories of experiencing racism, injustices and immorality and how it made them stronger men today. A very good and inspiring read for mature readers. ( )
  bmeshel | Oct 26, 2017 |
. This is the story of two icons for social justice, one an African-American Baptist minister, and one a Polish-born rabbi who fled Nazi Germany. It tells how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all. Michelson describes what led them to walk together in the famous 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. It is an eloquent tribute to two great men and their surprising alliance. It is appropriate for children grades 2-7 as well as adults.
  HandelmanLibraryTINR | Sep 27, 2017 |
2 - citizenship, active citizen, neighborhoods and communities; 3 - citizens and their local government; 5 - basics of American democracy, constitution, government, citizenship
1- leaders and symbols
Perfect book for comparing and contrasting. This book is powerful in so many different ways. Its goes beyond what we typically read about MLK. It delves into the unity of two different culture that come together for a common cause
  ccsdss | Feb 8, 2016 |
A preacher from Georgia, a rabbi from Poland, and a truckload of injustice. As Good as Anybody tells the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and his struggle for equality in America, of Abraham Joshua Heschel searching for freedom from Nazi Germany, and how these two men came together to fight for a common cause. Everyone in America grow up learning about Martin Luther King Jr., but very little know the story about Abraham Heschel. As good as anybody does a fantastic job of bringing the two together and introducing the world to a little known hero. The way this book is organized is great. There is no confusion on which character is being taled about, because the reader learns about them separately, than about their journey together. Written with conviction and ease, this book is great for readers of all ages. ( )
  amberloposser | Jan 17, 2016 |
What a wonderfully written, heartwarming biography of Abraham Heshel and Martin Luther King. The book begins with each civil liberty leader's childhood, and thus allows children to connect with the leaders in their youth. I will use this book in my social studies unit planning ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 3, 2014 |
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.

Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.

Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.

Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

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The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

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