Martin's Big Words


Author: Doreen Rappaport


Illustrator: Bryan Collier


RAPPAPORT, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words. The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. NY: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children [2001]. 4to, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (Caldecott Honor Medal not affixed). Signed by the author, Doreen Rappaport, and the artist, four-time Caldecott Honor artist Bryan Collier.

First edition. 2002 Caldecott Honor Book! Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Four-time Caldcott Honor artist Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. In addition to receiving a Caldecott Honor, this title also was a 2001 NY Times Best Illustrated Picture Book title and a Coretta Scott King Best-Illustated Honor Book.