Words of the Week: Epigraph Edition

Two epigraphs, one from the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and the other from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Epigraphs that open As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson (Illustrated by Raul Colón; Knopf, 2008).
two epigraphs that open a children's book

7 thoughts on “Words of the Week: Epigraph Edition

  1. Erika,
    Thanks. What this also raises is maybe a growing trend in PB bios that pairs people. I think of a PB, for instance, that paired Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart (Pam Munoz Ryan/Brian Selznick’s Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride) and Nancy Churnin’s PB that paired Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank (Martin and Anne).

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      You may be on to something, Barb. Another one I caught a while back: Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins/illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko (Scholastic, January 2016).

      1. Erika,
        That’s an interesting one I didn’t know about. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Susan Kusel says:

    Thank you for sharing these powerful quotes. Of all the times I’ve read this wonderful book, I must have missed them somehow.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      They seem extra-powerful now, don’t they?

      1. Susan Kusel says:

        They really do.

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