Biography for Martin's Big Words : The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Grand Central Pub
Doreen Rappaport's non-fiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of non-fiction. Among her many award-winning biographies are Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award; Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, CCBC Best Book of the Year, an IRA Teacher's Choice and Library of Virginia Whitney and Scott Cardoza Award. Her two latest biographies, Jack's Path of Courage and Helen's Big World are both illustrated by Matt Tavares. She lives and writes in upstate New York. Visit her at www.doreenrappaport.com.
Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner Bryan Collier has created art for many award winning children's books, including his master achievements, Rosa, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom River, and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon. Bryan lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.