Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day

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Publisher's Synopsis

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it means to be an everyday activist and foot solider for racial justice, as Kathlyn recounts how, drawn to activism from childhood, she went from attending protests as a teenager to fighting for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday as an adult. A blueprint for kids starting down their own paths to civic awareness, it shows life beyond protests and details the sustained time, passion, and energy it takes to turn an idea into a law.

Deftly weaving together monumental historical events with a heartfelt coming-of-age story and in-depth information on law making, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is the perfect engaging example of how history can help inform the present. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780358387268
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Versify
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 323.092
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20211222
Language: English
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 242g
Height: 146mm
Width: 219mm
Spine width: 17mm