Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

by Coretta Scott King (Author) Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
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––wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.; founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (the King Center); architect of the MLK, Jr. legacy; and global leader in movements for civil and human rights as well as peace. 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.
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Coretta Scott King

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. Ekua is well known as a community activist in New England and runs a public art program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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Godwin Books
Publication date
January 20, 2024
BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF053140 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Prejudice & Racism
JNF025210 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/20th Century
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
African American women civil rights workers
Civil rights workers
United States
Civil rights movements
20th century
Civil rights
King, Martin Luther
Social reformers
King, Coretta Scott
Spouses of clergy
Ivil rights movements

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