The book Listen To My Dream, a children's story about Martin Luther King, Jr, was published in December, 2009. The publisher is Pearl Books, LLC. The book covers the life of King from childhood through his death in 1968 and is written as a narrative poem. It opens with King asking his mother why he was black and wasn't treated like others. Later, his teacher encouraged him to dream big dreams to help others. He set his mind to do that very thing. As a 'colored man' (a term for Negroes at the time), he didn't have the same privileges in the south that whites had. Then when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person and was arrested, King organized a boycott of the Montgomery bus system until blacks were treated the same as others. Eventually in 1956 the Supreme Court ruled that such discrimination was against the law. The children's part of the book is written as a poem, emphasizing the importance of setting goals and sticking to them. It ends after King's funeral following his murder on April 4, 1968. Listen To My Dream is a 40 page book written in two parts. The first poetic part, as mentioned above, outlines King's life and influence in bringing about racial equality. Part two gives more details about the civil rights movement and how King influenced it; this part is written as a narrative and has no pictures. Debi and Michael Pearl drew all the illustrations for the first part of the book. At times the poem only hints at something and then, a detail is given on the picture. An example of this is the statement that it was his teacher, Miss Lemon from Oglethorpe Elementary who prodded him on to have a dream and believe in it. The focus of the book Listen To My Dream is on King's part in bringing about civil rights. In that Martin Luther King should be recognized and remembered.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
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Release Date Dec 1, 2009
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|Very Interesting Jan 20, 2010|
|Michael and Debi Pearl are professing Christians. One night a few years ago in Jacksonville Florida, I gathered up my family (8 of us) plus several extended family members to go and hear a presentation given by Michael Pearl at a local church. He had some good things to say, but a few days afterwards it dawned on me that he had not mentioned the Lord Jesus Christ even once. I find it hard to believe that a Christian can give a lengthy presentation on the principles of child rearing and not say anything about Christ. As a pastor, I know that I could not go very long without speaking of Christ in such a presentation. So take that however you will. I still say that they have many good things to say about child rearing, but this book by Debi Pearl is really out of left field for a genuine Bible believing Christian to write. Real briefly here are the facts that show that MLK was no Christian and no role model: 1)He may or may not have been a communist, but he most definitely sympathized with much of the communist philosophy 2)He was a major plagiarist 3) He denied the orthodox and fundamental doctrines of Christianity including an orthodox view of the Scriptures 4)He was a serial adulterer [check out Ralph Abernathy's book --And The Walls Came Tumbling Down 5) He was a serial agitator who exhibited all the signs of passive aggressive behavior [in other words, he was no true pacifist]. 6)He dishonestly used black baptist churches to promote his political agenda which was far more Gandhian [Gandhi practiced drinking his own urine] than Christian. FBI files on MLK are sealed for 50 years; I wonder why?|
There are other Black people that Debi Pearl could have written about -- Black people who have actually done something for the world.
P.S. Of course, this politically correct book could be a real money maker for the Pearls.
|WONDERFUL Teaching Tool!! Jan 5, 2010|
|LISTEN TO MY DREAM allows me to introduce my little ones to a time in our history that was pivotal in securing the rights of all citizens.|
I'm always looking for books that are visually stimulating and sound good when read aloud. This book fills that bill beautifully with its lyrical prose. The fact that this is also about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. makes it educational as well, moving it to my favorites list.
Rather than a lot of dry facts, the story covers his childhood and key influences in Dr. King's life, placing events in a context which can be grasped by children. While the book speaks about the fact that there were bad people that did bad things, it is presented in an informative way - not gratuitous. The illustrations are colorful, simple and are good likenesses of the people represented (I think). The language used tugs at the heart on many levels - especially when a young Martin asks his mother why things are the way they are.
This is an honest book that reminds me what can happen when we aren't afraid to stand for what is right. The author even includes a summary of the Civil Rights movement on the last few pages and the role played by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In my opinion, this volume should be in every elementary school library.
|Debi Pearl's newest book Jan 5, 2010|
|The book is written as a poem, covering the life of Martin Luther King from childhood through his death. It begins when Martin Luther King was a boy wondering why he was black and not treated the same as others. His teacher inspired him to dream big dreams and to influence others for good. He determined to do just that.|
Since he was `colored' as Negroes were called at that time, he and his people in the South did not have the freedoms the white people did. Thus, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her front bus seat for a white person, King organized a boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama bus system until colored people were treated equally. This eventually led to the Supreme Court ruling of 1956 that outlawed such discrimination.
The book is lilting in its poetic meter and, as far as it goes, does a good job of presenting the value of setting good goals and letting nothing hinder you from reaching them. The poem ends with King's funeral following his murder in Memphis, April 4, 1968.
The 40 page soft covered book is written in two parts. As stated above, the first part is the poetic overview of King's life emphasizing the good he did toward racial equality. The second part is a more detailed outline of the civil rights movement and King's part in it, written in narrative form and without illustrations.
The first part of the book is fully illustrated with drawings made by the author and her husband. In places where the poem hints at influences in King's life, a brief detail is given. For example, the one who encouraged him to dream big was his teacher, Miss Lemon, from Oglethorpe Elementary.
This book Listen To My Dream focuses on King's part in bringing about social justice for the blacks. In this he is certainly worthy of recognition.
Debi's other best seller is The Vision #The Last Publishers series# #The Publishers#, also available in the Kindle format The Vision #The Last Publishers#.
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