My Uncle Martin's Big Heart

Illustrated by:
Martin Luther King Jr. and his niece

My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart is a story about love: love between a young girl and her uncle, and all the love she sees her uncle share — with his family members, with his church congregation, and with all people. In this inspiring narrative about Martin Luther King Jr. — told by his niece — young readers will discover the story of the man behind the civil rights hero and activist, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins, PhD, introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. Note: Dr. Watkins' mother, Christine King Farris, also wrote books for children. You can read an obituary of Ms. Farris, from The New York Times.